Generating an API Key

All calls to the DNS Check API should include an API key. This 32-character string authenticates the application that's connecting. We recommend using a different API key for each connecting application so that you can easily revoke access to any of them without impacting the others.

Treat this key as you would a password. Anyone who has this key can use it to view the status of your DNS Checks.

Here's how to generate a DNS Check API key:

  1. Login to your DNS Check account.
  2. Click the User icon in the top-right corner, then click API Settings:

    DNS Check API Settings Menu

  3. Click the Add API key button:

    Button to add a DNS Check API key

  4. Give the API key a name, then click Save:

    New DNS Check API key form

    You should now see your new API key.

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