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API Keys

Request or view your API keys

Note that you cannot request or view your API keys without first logging into your fredaccount.stlouisfed.org user account.

  • All web service requests require an API key to identify requests.
  • Developers should request a distinct API key for each application they build.
  • All users of an application shall use their own API key.

The API key is set using the api_key variable, a 32 character lower-cased alpha-numeric string.

Below is an example HTTP GET request:

https://api.stlouisfed.org/fred/series/search?api_key=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456&search_text=canada

Note that API key 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz123456' is for demonstration purposes only. Use one of your registered API keys instead.


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