How To Get Trello Api Key And Token

For developers and software engineers who work with Trello, one of the most powerful tools at your disposal is the Trello API. It allows you to build custom integrations, tools, and automations that can make your workflows more efficient. To do so, you will need the Trello API Key and Token. This article will guide you through the process of obtaining them.

Getting Your Trello API Key

  1. Sign in to your Trello account.

  2. Go to the Trello Developer API key page at

  3. Your API key will be visible at the top of the page. It’s a 32 characters long alphanumeric string. You can copy and use this key directly.

Generating Your Trello Token

  1. Still on the Trello Developer API key page, after copying your API key, scroll down to find the heading Token.

  2. Click on the link that says “Token” to generate your token.

  3. You will be redirected to a page asking for permissions to access your Trello account. Click on Allow to continue.

  4. After allowing access, you’ll be presented with your token. It’s a much longer alphanumeric string. Again, you can copy and use this token directly.

Using the API Key and Token

With your API key and token, you can now make requests to the Trello API. Here’s a basic example in Python using the requests library:

  import requests

  api_key = 'your-api-key'
  token = 'your-token'
  base_url = ''

  response = requests.get(base_url + 'members/me', params={'key': api_key, 'token': token})

Remember to replace ‘your-api-key’ and ‘your-token’ with your actual API key and token.


Getting your Trello API key and token is straightforward. Once you have them, you can start building powerful custom integrations and tools for Trello. Be sure to respect Trello’s API rate limits and their terms of service as you build your applications.