Read-Only API Key

Is there a read-only API key available, or this is this part of the “Granular Access” that is coming soon?


Hey Ken,

We don’t have a read-only API key just yet, but this is something we’ll likely do. CC’ing @Alexander_Sorokin, who is the engineer behind the Airtable API.

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Hi Ken,

For now, you can create a separate “API user” and share the base with them as read-only. That user’s API key will only have read access to the base.



Thanks, Andrew and Alexander!
We’ll give it a try.

BTW, are there resources/examples/tutorials on use of API besides the auto-generated API doc?

I’m also very interested in this to be able to use Airtable from the browser without sharing credentials. There is a way to “SHARE” a Read-only link to the Full database! Is there a way to do exactly the same via the API?

IMHO creating a new user just to have read permissions to the API is quite overkilling