Accessing your account API key
What is an API?
API stands for application programming interface. It can be helpful to think of the API as a way for different apps to talk to one another. Your API key allows other apps to access your account without you giving out your password.
YouCanBook.me offers a robust API that can be used to fully integrate into your own systems. Our API can be used to manage all the details of your account and booking pages, as well as direct manipulation of bookings that have been made through the system. You can find our API documentation here.
Retrieving your account API key
Account owners can retrieve their API key in their settings. Navigate to Account > Password & Security. In the section Authentication and API, You can view/copy your account ID. Click the button to Generate your API key.
Once the key has been generated, click the eye to view the key, the trash bin to delete it, or the page icon to copy the key.
Administrators and Contributors cannot currently generate their own API keys, but should request this from the Account Owner.
Where can I find my Account ID?
Your account ID is found about the API key under Account > Password & Security, just above your API key.
What API Authentication should I use?
You will use HTTP Basic Authentication to connect via the API. The username being your account email address or account ID, and the password being your API key.
The YouCanBook.me Support Team can help with basic API questions, but isn't trained at in-depth API troubleshooting. You may need to hire a developer to help you configure something using the API. If you're a developer who wants to build your own integration with YCBM, check out our API documentation.