Best practices for securely using API keys

Best Practices for Securely using API keys

When you use API keys in your applications, take care to keep them secure, do the following Steps -
1.     Do not embed API keys directly in code
2.     Do not store API keys in files inside your application's source tree
3.     Restrict your API keys to be used by only the IP addresses, referrer URLs, and mobile apps that need them
4.     Delete unneeded API keys
5.     Regenerate your API keys periodically
6.     Review your code before publicly releasing it.

Setting up API keys, do the following Steps to create your application's API key -
1.     Go to the Cloud Platform Console.
2.     From the projects list, select a project or create a new one.
3.     If the APIs & services page isn't already open, open the left side menu and select APIs & services.
4.     On the left, choose Credentials.
5.     Click Create credentials and then select API key.

Monitoring APIs, do the following Steps -
1.     Go to the Cloud Platform Console.
2.     From the projects list, select a project.
3.     If the APIs & services page isn't already open, open the left side menu and select APIs & services.
4.     Click the name of the API. Traffic for the selected API is displayed on the Overview screen.
5.     To view or change quotas, click Quotas.

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