API Key (Authentication)

How to get the user token needed for authentication.
The Outshifter API Key is used as authentication for all your Outshifter API requests. You need access to your Outshifter Account in order to generate the API Key.
If you haven't already set up an Outshifter Channel account you need to request access to register by filling out this form.

Generate the Outshifter API Key

  • Log in to your Outshifter Account, go to Settings (available in the top right hand corner) and select Sales Channels in the menu.
  • Click the Create button. This will automatically generate the API Key for your user.
  • Copy the API Key.
The Key can be used as an authentication method for all your Outshifter API requests.


In order to send requests to the Outshifter API, you need to be authenticated and supply a token for all requests. Every Outshifter user has a unique authorization token or API Key.
Your API requests will not work unless you include the API token. Make sure you add the API token to the request in the headers as an authorization key. See the example below.


Example Outshifter API Key: RPMEQ4W-BXA44VW-Q6TVA8X-K12RVGJ
Authorization: RPMEQ4W-BXA44VW-Q6TVA8X-K12RVGJ
headers: {
authorization: RPMEQ4W-BXA44VW-Q6TVA8X-K12RVGJ