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What is a DigitalOcean API Key?

A DigitalOcean API key is a unique string of characters that gives you access to the DigitalOcean API. It's used to authenticate requests made to the API and to provide secure access to your account and its resources. The API key is generated by DigitalOcean and is specific to each user.

The DigitalOcean API provides access to the DigitalOcean cloud platform and its array of services, including droplets, domains, load balancers, and more. It allows users to manage their infrastructure and automate routine tasks. The API can be used to build custom applications to integrate with the DigitalOcean platform.

A DigitalOcean API key is required for all requests made to the API. It's used to authenticate the user and verify their access rights. Each API key is unique and is linked to a specific user account.

Creating a DigitalOcean API key is simple and straightforward. Log in to your DigitalOcean account and navigate to the API section of the control panel. Click on the “Generate New Token” button and enter a name for the token. The token will be generated and displayed on the page. Copy the token and save it in a secure location; it will not be displayed again once you leave the page.

Once you have a DigitalOcean API key, you can use it to authenticate requests made to the API. For example, if you want to list all of your droplets, you would need to include the API key in the request. This allows DigitalOcean to verify your identity and grant you access to the resource you're requesting.

DigitalOcean API keys are an essential part of using the DigitalOcean cloud platform. They allow you to securely access the API and manage your infrastructure. Be sure to store your API key in a secure location and never share it with anyone else.

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