API Key Permissions

In order to improve security, as well as to enable client-side logging to elmah.io, we've introduced API key permissions. API keys were introduced in v3 of the elmah.io API. All requests to the API needs to send a valid API key, administered from the organization settings UI.

API keys were designed as a token, that you would need to keep secure within your organization. With new requirements like logging from JavaScript and mobile apps, we've introduced API key permissions, in order for you to publish your API key out in the open.

New API keys are limited to a permission named messages_write only:

API Key Editor

This means that the key can only write log messages and not browse your logs, create deployments, etc. If you need it, additional permissions can be enabled in the API key editor. In most cases, the messages_write permission will be sufficient to cover your logging needs.

Be aware that all existing API keys have all permissions enabled. We recommend you to go through the permissions on each of your keys and make sure that only the needed permissions are enabled. And while you are already looking at securing elmah.io, you might want to disable v2 API logging too.

For more information about API key permissions, check out the article How to configure API key permissions.

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