API key Request

This is where you can request API access. Please be sure to mention what your use case is and if possible a link to the project.
Please provide a basic overview of your proposed use of the API.
Any request lacking this information will be denied pending an appropriate response.
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Please provide a basic overview of your proposed use of the API.
Any request lacking this information will be denied pending an appropriate response.
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ocket8888
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API key Request

Post by ocket8888 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:30 pm

I'm gonna try to patch EmulationStation's scraper to actually work again, will need an API key for testing.

Leo_Pride
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Re: API key Request

Post by Leo_Pride » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:39 pm

Hello!

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
We're curious to see how new projects use TGDB API.
If you have a new public project, please provide a link to it so we can highlight cool new applications! 8-)

ocket8888
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Re: API key Request

Post by ocket8888 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:58 pm

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?

Leo_Pride
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Re: API key Request

Post by Leo_Pride » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:15 pm

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.
We're curious to see how new projects use TGDB API.
If you have a new public project, please provide a link to it so we can highlight cool new applications! 8-)

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