How To Create Sendgrid Api Key

Creating an API key is a crucial step in automating the email sending process with SendGrid’s versatile, dependable, and effective API. In our blog post, we will walk you through the process of generating a SendGrid API key.

Step 1: Log in to your SendGrid Account

To start, you need to log in to your SendGrid account. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one here.

Step 2: Navigate to API Keys

Once you’re logged in, navigate to the ‘API Keys’ section. This can be found under the ‘Settings’ menu in the dashboard. If you can’t find it, use the search bar at the top of the dashboard and search for ‘API Keys’.

Step 3: Give Your API Key A Name

Click on the ‘Create API Key’ button. You will be prompted to give your API key a name. Make sure to choose a name that helps you remember what you’re using this key for.

Step 4: Set API Key Permissions

Next, you will need to set the permissions for your API key. SendGrid provides you with three permission levels:

  • Full Access: Allows read, write, and delete access.
  • Read Access: Allows read access only.
  • Restricted Access: Allows you to specify custom access permissions.

Choose the one that best suits your needs.

Step 5: Create and Store Your API Key

After setting the permissions, click on ‘Create & View’. Your API key will then be created. Make sure to store it in a safe place, as you won’t be able to view it again for security reasons.

"api_key": "YOUR_API_KEY"

Replace “YOUR_API_KEY” with the API key that you just created. This key will be used to authenticate your requests to the SendGrid API.


That’s it! You’ve now created your SendGrid API key. This key will enable you to integrate SendGrid’s powerful email functionalities into your application. Remember, it’s crucial to keep your key secure and to make sure you don’t share it with anyone.