Guides / Security / API keys

How to restore an API key

You may accidentally delete one or more of your API keys. This can happen when you delete a user, because doing so causes their associated API keys to disappear.

You can restore either deleted or expired keys, but Algolia only keeps the last 1,000 deleted keys.

When you restore a deleted API key, Algolia automatically resets its validity limit to 0 (unlimited).

Using the API

You can restore a key with the restoreApiKey method.


Using the Algolia dashboard

You can also restore API keys in your Algolia dashboard with the following steps:

  1. Go to your dashboard’s API keys section.
  2. Click the All API Keys tab.
  3. Click the Restore API Key button, insert your API key, then click Restore.
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