How To Get My Sendgrid Api Key

SendGrid is a commonly used service for email delivery, which enables developers to send emails through the SendGrid API directly from their applications. Obtaining a SendGrid API key is a crucial step in integrating your application with SendGrid. This guide will lead you through the necessary steps to acquire your SendGrid API key.

Step 1: Create a SendGrid Account

If you don’t already have a SendGrid account, you will need to create one. Visit SendGrid’s homepage and click on the ‘Start for Free’ button to create an account.

Step 2: Log into Your SendGrid Account

Once you have created your SendGrid account, log in to access your dashboard.

Step 3: Navigate to API Keys

From your dashboard, navigate to ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘API Keys’.

Step 4: Create a New API Key

On the API Keys page, click on the ‘Create API Key’ button. You will be prompted to name your API key and choose the level of access this key should have. Choose the appropriate settings according to your needs.

Note: It’s a good practice to give each key a unique name that describes its purpose. This will make it easy for you to manage multiple API keys if needed.

Step 5: Copy and Save Your API Key

Once you have created your new API key, it will be shown to you only once. Make sure you copy it and save it in a secure place.

Warning: If you lose your SendGrid API key, you will need to create a new one. SendGrid doesn’t store your API keys and won’t be able to retrieve it for you.

Using Your SendGrid API Key

After acquiring your SendGrid API key, you can use it to send emails from your application. Here’s an example of how you can use your SendGrid API key in a Node.js application:

const sgMail = require('@sendgrid/mail');
const msg = {
  to: '[email protected]',
  from: '[email protected]',
  subject: 'Hello world',
  text: 'Hello plain world!',
  html: '<p>Hello HTML world!</p>',

In this example, replace process.env.SENDGRID_API_KEY with your actual SendGrid API key.


Now you know how to get your SendGrid API key and use it in your application. Remember, keep your API key secure and don’t share it with anyone.