What is an API key and why do I need it?

Rinkel collega Janine
Janine Wilbrink
update: 15 August 2022

You are about to make your first integration with the Zapier platform. But what is the API key in the My Rinkel platform for? And why do you need it?

What is an API key?

An API key is a uniquely generated code that you need to enter into Zapier. This key is requested when you want to use the "Rinkel" app as a trigger.

You need the API key because you use this unique code to give Zapier permission to send your personal call data (from your My Rinkel account, not per user) from place A, namely My Rinkel, to place B.

You can think of an API key as an authentication token that identifies a user (your My Rinkel account). Without this key, the user cannot be confirmed.