An API key is used to connect a 3rd party system with your specific ForeFlight Dispatch account. The API Console page, accessible on administrator accounts, allows you to generate new API keys and view the history of requests made through existing APIs. API keys should be kept confidential as they allow full access to your ForeFlight data through the Dispatch API.
Generating API Keys
On the API Keys tab, you can generate an API key for integration with an existing 3rd party product or access the documentation to build your integration. The API Keys page also displays a record of when API keys have been created, including the user it was created by, the date and time generated, the API key, and the current status (Active or Revoked). Click the Generate API key button in the top right-hand corner to generate a new API key. You can also filter the list of previously-generated keys using the Created At, Last Used, and Only Active fields.
IMPORTANT: After generating a key, make sure to save it. Keys are not shown again and cannot be retrieved once generated. If you believe that the security of an API key has been compromised, you should immediately revoke it and generate a new one to prevent unauthorized access.