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Find your Cloudinary credentials

Last updated: Jul-19-2024


Learn how to find your Cloudinary credentials for using APIs and SDKs.

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Jump to this spot in the video  0:00 The first thing you need when getting started with the Cloudinary APIs and SDKs is the credentials. This tutorial will show you how to find them.

Find your cloud name

Jump to this spot in the video  0:10 Go to your Programmable Media Dashboard. At the top of the page under Product Environment, find your Cloud name, which you can easily copy to your clipboard.

Find your API key and secret

Jump to this spot in the video  0:21 To find your API Keys, navigate to the API Keys page of the Console Settings via the Go to API Keys button, or by clicking on the Settings icon in the left sidebar. On the API Keys page, you can find both your API key and your API secret.

Copy your API key and secret

Jump to this spot in the video  0:34 You can copy your API key, and if you want to access your API secret, select it to be visible. You may be asked to verify your password to see and copy your API secret.

Manage your API key and secret pairs

Jump to this spot in the video  0:45 You can also manage your API key and secret pairs in the API Keys page of the Console Settings. For example, you can rename your key, designating it for testing, and generate a new API key and secret pair for production. If you no longer want a key pair to be active, you can either inactivate it or delete it.

API environment variable

Jump to this spot in the video  0:57 In some projects, it might be easier to use the API environment variable, which contains your cloud name, API key and secret. You can see the API environment variable format, which includes the Cloud name of your product environment. Replace the placeholders in the format with real API key and secret values.

Use your credentials safely

Jump to this spot in the video  1:11 Never share or expose your API key and secret, or commit them to GitHub, to avoid compromising your account. Instead, use tools like environment variables to securely connect to your account.

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