New Feature – Read-Only Api-Key

Uptime Robot provided 2 api-key types: a master api_key and monitor-specific api_key.

The master api_key can be used to perform almost every action exists in the dashboard and it must not be revealed for the security of the accounts.

Yet, there are cases where the api_key may needed to be revealed like using it in client-side code or sharing with customers. For this reason, monitor-specific api_keys (which can only use the getMonitors method for the given monitor) were introduced and they help a lot.

A new api_key type is added today to simplify the use further: Read-Only Api-Key.

Similar to monitor-specific api_keys, it can again only use the getMonitors method. Yet, it supports fetching data for all the monitors which is ideal for sharing it with teammates or using in client-side code which needs to deal with the data of multiple monitors.

Hope it helps :).

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  1. Miku

    This is a very cool improvement.

    Have you thought about a read-only account for dashboards? We have a few screens in our office displaying some monitoring charts and I’d love to have the Uptime Robot TV mode showing there as well, but I’d feel uncomfortable leaving the computer in our shared office logged on to Uptime Robot with administrator rights.

  2. Hanna

    Awesome feature…..


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