How to get the API key

An API Key is what we use to authenticate API requests from your account. You'll need to provide it in each API request you make to the Adyen payments platform.

To generate an API Key:

  1. Log in to your Customer Area.
  2. Navigate to Account > Users, and click the user ws@Company.[YourCompanyAccount].
  3. Under Authentication, click Generate New API Key

    Don't forget to copy and securely store the API Key in your system. If you lose this API Key you won't be able to restore it later.

  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

If you can't access the user ws@Company.[YourCompanyAccount], ask your Admin user to enable the Merchant system user management user role for your user account. Also ensure that the Checkout webservice role is enabled on the ws@Company.[YourCompanyAccount] user. If you still can't generate an API Key, contact our Support Team.