Apply for an API key

In order to use SAPI, the first thing you need is an API key. An API key is a unique string, much like a password, that must be provided for each query sent to the Sensis API server.

To obtain an API key you must register for an account on the Sensis® Developer Centre portal.

Once you have registered and activated your account, you will be automatically sent a test API key. This test key allows you to start using the API immediately, and for the purposes of this tutorial, it's all you will need. However, once you have built a production-ready application or website, you will need to apply for a production key. A production key allows for a much greater volume of calls than a test key, and must be used when your application is released for public use.

See: Authenticating for more information.

Next: Call the Search Endpoint.