How to generate an API Key

In the instances where you wish to connect 7shifts to an external application or integration, an API Key will be required. To generate an API Key, please follow these steps.



7shifts is deprecating API key authentication to access API resources on August 31, 2022 and will be End of Life (EOL) on March 31, 2023. Please read our Developer Docs to understand the impact of the changes and how to migrate to a supported authentication method.


Only Admins can create API Keys within the 7shifts account. Once created, only the Admin will be able to view it.

  1. As an Admin, sign into your 7shifts account and click on your Profile Picture. Select Company Settings and click on Developer Tools:

  2. Once on the Developer Tools page, click on Generate API Key
  3. Copy this newly generated API Key and store it somewhere safe for reference when connecting to an external platform or integration


In some instances, you may also need the 7shifts Company ID for integrating. This can be found just below the API Key generation field

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