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API key Request

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:30 pm
by ocket8888
I'm gonna try to patch EmulationStation's scraper to actually work again, will need an API key for testing.

Re: API key Request

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:39 pm
by Leo_Pride

You've been granted an API key which you can access through this page.

Please check the Announcements forum on a regular basis to ensure compliance with any changes or updates.

Documentation is available on Swagger here.

Thank you for your interest!
~ Leo

Re: API key Request

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:58 pm
by ocket8888
Thanks, but I was wondering - the key page says the public key has "a limit per IP" - does that mean it's limited to ONE IP? or is it limited to certain IPs? Or does it have a maximum number of requesting IPs allowed?

Re: API key Request

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:15 pm
by Leo_Pride
None of the above.

Each unique IP accessing the public API has a monthly limit for requests.

This is why we recommend testing on maybe 20-30 results using the public key (significantly less if you're testing details relevant to a specific result), then using the private key for the first sync of your project database once everything's sorted. This is meant to address the responsiveness issues that plagued v1.