How To Set Api Key In Figma

Figma is an amazing tool that enables smooth collaboration between web designers and developers for project work. A major highlight of Figma is its extensive API, which allows for automation, extension, and integration with other services. To utilize this capability, an API Key must be set in Figma. This guide will walk you through the steps of generating and setting an API key in Figma.

Generating an API Key

To interact with Figma’s API, you need to generate an API key first. Follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Figma account.
  2. Click on your avatar in the top right corner and select Account settings from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the settings page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section.
  4. Click on the button labeled “Create a new personal access token”.
  5. A dialog box will appear, prompting you to enter a description for the access token. Write a descriptive name to help you remember what this token will be used for, then click Generate Token.
  6. Your new token will be displayed. Make sure to copy it immediately, as you won’t be able to see it again.

Setting the API Key in Your Application

Once you have your API key, you can now use it to authenticate your application with Figma’s API. Whenever you make a request to the Figma API, you will need to include this token in the Authorization header. The token should be prefixed with “Bearer “.

For example, if you were using JavaScript’s fetch API to make a request, your code might look something like this:

fetch('<file_key>', {
  headers: {
    'X-Figma-Token': '<your_api_token>'

Replace with the actual key of the file you wish to access and replace with the API token you generated earlier.


And that’s it! You’ve successfully generated an API key and set it in Figma. Now you can start using the Figma API to make your design workflow even more efficient. It’s important to remember to keep your API key secure and not share it with anyone. If you believe your key has been compromised, you can always generate a new one following the same steps outlined above.