Create an API key

Labelbox authenticates your API requests using your account's API keys. API keys do not expire.

Only admins can create API keys. Your API key can be used to make any API call on behalf of your account. Treat your API key as you would any other password.


An API key is mandatory in order to use the Python SDK. Test or temporary SDK clients (without an API key) are not currently supported.


To create an API key, go to the Account section and follow the instructions below.

  1. Log in to Labelbox.

  2. Click on your name in the top right corner.

  3. Click Workspace settings.

  4. Click API.

  5. Click Create API key.

  6. Enter a name for your API key and click Create.

  7. Copy the API key and save it somewhere as the key will eventually be hidden from view.