API keys

The graphic user interface (GUI) of Short.io (formerly short.cm) is well-designed and user-friendly. But you can expand your abilities in link shortening and use Short.io (formerly short.cm) functions through the application programming interface (API). Thus, you can connect the Short.io (formerly short.cm) toolkit to your own software.

Short.io (formerly short.cm) API usage requires API keys. It allows you to apply Short.io (formerly short.cm) methods on behalf of the registered user. API keys are also used to track and control how the API is being used, which is helpful in the prevention of malicious use or abuse of the API.

To pass the authentication, you need to send the API key as an authorization header. Every registered user can find this key in his/her account by following the link “Integrations & API” in the user menu. Each API key is unique and should be kept in private.

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Picture 1: API key on Short.io (formerly short.cm)

With the Short.io (formerly short.cm) API, you will be able to integrate into your application the following operations:

To learn more details about the Short.io (formerly short.cm) API, visit documentation.

The API key is available for all types of Short.io (formerly short.cm) accounts. Just register yours and gain access to the core Short.io (formerly short.cm) instruments with convenient API in order to enhance and refine your own application.

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