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Tutorial: Create an API Token with Dashboard (Cloud)

The Tyk Dashboard is the simplest way to generate a new API Key.

Step 1: Select “Keys” from the “System Management” section

Keys menu link location

Step 2: Click Add Key

Add key button location

Step 3: Set Access Rights

Select the API you created in the Create an API tutorial from the Access Rights drop-down list, then click Add. This sets an access rule to the API Key for your API. You must set an access rule for an API key.

You can leave all other options at their default settings.

Access rights location

Step 4: Click Create

Create button location

The page should scroll to the top and you will see the new key on the right-hand side in a green box.

Key success message location

That’s it, you’ve created a key – now we can try and use it.