Generating an API Token

Use API Tokens to grant access to specific apps through the Kintone REST API. The REST API provides functions to retrieve record information; add, update and delete records; and upload and download files.
Specifying an API token for the "X-Cybozu-API-Token" header of a request authenticates the request and executes the API.

Example of a request that uses an API token
GET /k/v1/record.json?app=7&id=100 HTTP/1.1
X-Cybozu-API-Token: (API token)

For more information, see Kintone REST API on the Kintone Developer Network.
  • Make sure to keep the generated API tokens confidential from third parties.
  • Up to 20 tokens can be generated per app.
  • In requests that use API tokens, actions that use the information of other apps cannot be performed, such as updating the lookup field. 
Generating an API Token
  1. Within an app, click the Gear wheel Screen_Shot_2017-07-19_at_9.43.03_AM.png on the right.
  2. Navigate to the App Settings tab.
  3. Under Customization and Integration, select API Token.
  4. Click the Generate button. The token ID is generated and displayed.
  5. Select desired Permissions settings.*
  6. To delete a token, click the Trash Trash Can icon.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Update App. You can now use this token ID for your integration.
*Please note, permissions for API tokens take priority over the following app settings:
  • permissions for app
  • permissions for records
  • permissions for fields
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