How to access your API key in Zendesk
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service platform that provides a suite of tools and solutions to help businesses manage and improve their customer support, engagement, and relationships.
While you can benefit from Zendesk’s standalone features and capabilities in a variety of ways, you can get even more value by integrating Zendesk with your product or your internal applications.
We’ll help you kickstart the integration process with Zendesk by walking through every step you need to follow to retrieve your API key.
Step 1: Log in to your Zendesk account
Start by either creating an account or logging in (if you already have an account). You also need to have the necessary permissions to access account settings and generate API keys.
Step 2: Navigate to settings
Once logged in, click the gear icon on the left-hand menu. Once there, click on the “Go to Admin Center” hyperlink.
Step 3: Access your API settings
In the admin center, look for the "Apps and integrations” category on the left.
Under this, you'll find an option labeled "API." You can choose between Zendesk API or Conversations API, depending on what you’re looking to integrate.
Related: How to get your API key in Insightly
Step 4: Generate a new API token
We’ll just go over using the Zendesk API. Before you can generate your API key, you need to enable token access first.
Once it’s enabled, you can generate your API key and add a description for it.
Other key considerations for building to Zendesk’s API
Before integrating with Zendesk’s API, it’s worth considering other items:
Zendesk has 4 price plans with additional features you can add on. Depending on if you choose a monthly or yearly subscription, the prices change a bit. In the pricing screenshot below, you’ll find the annual subscription for 5 seats.
You can trial every plan for free except Enterprise. Also, with a trial account, you can access an API token for testing your integrations.
You can learn more about Zendesk’s pricing here.
Zendesk has a variety of rate limits; they depend on the objects you’re looking to access and the plan you’re on. In addition, if your organization needs to increase the Support and Help Center API rate limits, you can do so with the High Volume API add-on.
You can also view Zendesk’s endpoint rate limits here.
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