How To Get Figma Api Key

In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps of obtaining your own Figma API key, allowing you to incorporate Figma into external tools, services, or your personalized application.

What is Figma?

Figma is a cloud-based design tool that is widely used for user interface and user experience design. It offers robust features that help teams work together efficiently on design projects. By using Figma’s API, you can extend its functionality and blend it into your design workflow in countless innovative ways.

Getting Started

In order to get your Figma API key, you need to have a Figma account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free at Figma’s official website.

Step-by-step Guide to Get your Figma API Key

Step 1: Log in to Your Figma Account

Log in to your Figma account and navigate to the Account settings. You can access this by clicking on your avatar in the top-right corner of the screen and selecting the ‘Settings’ option from the dropdown.

Step 2: Navigate to the API Section

Once you’re in your account settings, scroll down to find the ‘Developer settings’ section. Here, you’ll see an ‘API Secret’ subsection. This is where you’ll be able to generate your Figma API key.

Step 3: Generate Your New API Key

Under the ‘API Secret’ subsection, click on the ‘+ New secret key’ button. You’ll be prompted to enter a description for the key. This is to help you identify the key in the future, so make sure it’s something meaningful to you. After entering the description, click on the ‘Create’ button.

Step 4: Copy Your API Key

After clicking ‘Create’, your new Figma API key will be generated. It’s important to note that you won’t be able to view this key again, so be sure to copy and save it somewhere secure right away.


And that’s it! You’ve successfully generated your Figma API key. Now you’re ready to integrate Figma into your workflow using its API. Remember, always keep your API key secure and never share it with anyone.

//Example use of Figma API
const fetch = require(‘node-fetch’);
const figmaFileId = ‘YOUR_FIGMA_FILE_ID’;
const figmaApiKey = ‘YOUR_FIGMA_API_KEY’;

fetch(`${figmaFileId}`, {
method: ‘GET’,
headers: {
‘X-Figma-Token’: figmaApiKey
.then(response => response.json())
.then(data => console.log(data));

In the code snippet above, replace YOUR_FIGMA_FILE_ID and YOUR_FIGMA_API_KEY with your own Figma file ID and API key respectively. This example showcases how you can fetch and log the JSON representation of a Figma file using your API key.