Last update: 21-09-2022
API abbreviation comes from the English term 'Application Programming Interface' and refers to a formal specification of how a software module communicates or interacts with another. Stated in other words, it is a way to communicate between applications.
API Keys allow other applications to access to your Acrelia News account without revealing your password and interact with your email campaigns, manage your contacts etc.
To access your data from external applications in Acrelia News, you'll need to generate an API key from your account on the platform. To do this, you must follow these steps:
Coming up next you'll see that the system generates a key (a long string of digits and characters). You should copy this key and enter it in the configuration section of the application, so you're authorizing it to access and query features of your Acrelia News account.
When you create a new API key you will see the following information:
If you want in the future to change the API key’s name you should select the API key’s name ('Tag') you want to change and change the existing name by the new one.
To activate/deactivate an API key, you must click on the 'Active/Inactive' button ("Status") located to the right of the screen.
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