The Railz API uses API keys to authenticate requests. You can view and manage your API keys in the Railz Dashboard™.
Scoping your API keys is a security practice that involves granting specific permissions and access levels to API keys based on the intended use case. Scoping API keys helps prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and functionalities, enhances security, and ensures that each key is limited to its intended purpose. It's a good security practice to enable only the permissions you need, and not more.
API key scopes can be set from the Dashboard under the Developers Tab > API Keys section.
|Railz API||Access to call the endpoints under the following categories:|
- Common API
- Accounting API
- Banking API
- Commerce API
- Analytics API
|Visualization SDK||Access to call the Visualization Report APIs||Read|
access_tokenis valid for 60 minutes. We recommend getting a new
access_tokenbefore calling each API endpoint.
- API keys for integrations do not expire, they have to be revoked by deleting them through the Dashboard to stop them from working.
- API keys for integrations are completely detached from the user that created them. They will not be revoked (deleted) even if the user who created them is deleted or their account is disabled.
- You are able to create a maximum of 5 keys per team.
- Sandbox mode secret keys have the prefix SB_ and Production mode secret keys have the prefix ID_.
Secure your API Keys
Your API keys carry many privileges, so be sure to keep them secure! Do not share your secret API keys in publicly accessible areas such as GitHub, client-side code, and so forth.
Authentication to the API is performed via HTTP Basic Authentication on the Get Access Token endpoint. Provide your API identifier
client_id as the basic auth username and secret key
secret_key as the password, Base64 encoded.
The response will provide you with an
access_token that you can use with the endpoints described in this reference documentation.
All API requests must be made over HTTPS. Calls made over plain HTTP will fail. API requests without authentication will also fail.
Railz expects the API key to be included in all API requests to the server with an Authorization header.
Authorization: Bearer your_api_key
Admin and Developer users can view and generate API keys from the Railz Dashboard™. You must replace
your_api_key with your API key.