Question: Could not find the link to obtain a NCBI API key
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6 weeks ago by
nadarajan_v0 wrote:

The NCBI documentation says that we have to get an API key to access the e-utilities in a safe manner. I have logged into the NCBI website, but could not find the "Create an API key" button as described in the documentation. Does anyone know the link for it or the API key is not used anymore? This is the link which describes about the API key: https://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2017/11/02/new-api-keys-for-the-e-utilities/

Thanks Nadarajan

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 weeks ago • written 6 weeks ago by nadarajan_v0

Thank you Mensur! I could not find "Settings" after login. After reading your answer, I clicked my name at the top right corner, then the API key link appeared.

ADD REPLYlink written 6 weeks ago by nadarajan_v0

Since @Mensur's answer solved your problem please accept his answer (green checkmark) to provide closure to this thread.

ADD REPLYlink written 6 weeks ago by genomax89k
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6 weeks ago by
Mensur Dlakic6.4k
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Mensur Dlakic6.4k wrote:

The instructions could not be more clear:

To create the key, go to the “Settings” page of your NCBI account. (Hint: after signing in, simply click on your NCBI username in the upper right corner of any NCBI page.)

So you create an account, log in, and click on your username in the upper right corner. I just tried it and there is an "API Key Management" section at the bottom.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6 weeks ago by Mensur Dlakic6.4k
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