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Creating an API Key

Most Commerce API requests must be authenticated with an API key. You can create an API key in your Settings page after creating a Coinbase Commerce account.

Creating an API Key

  1. Log into Coinbase Commerce.
  2. Go to Settings > Security.
  3. Click New API Key.


Authenticated API requests should be made with a X-CC-Api-Key header. Your secret API key should be passed as the value.

If authentication fails, a JSON object with an error message is returned with HTTP status 401.

Example authenticated request:

curl \
-H "X-CC-Api-Key: <Your API Key>"

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