FireHydrant allows you to access the API with an API key using token-based authentication. An API key can perform actions like any other user, and by default, it will have Owner permissions.


  • You will need Owner permissions to access and create API keys.

Creating the API key

Generating an API key in FireHydrant

Generating an API key in FireHydrant

  1. Go to Settings > API Keys.
  2. Click + Create API key. The next page provides fields for a name and description of the key; these fields are for your reference and do not impact how the API is used.
  3. Provide the name and description and click Save. You will be redirected to the API keys page, where your token is displayed.



This token will only be displayed once.

  1. Copy the API key and record it somewhere safe, as it grants access to the FireHydrant API on behalf of your organization.

Next Steps