Fri Jul 21 2023 - Usage based keys

Usage based keys, updatable keys and a shiny new website!

A shiny new web experience

We just spent the last week making our website, well not just a random one page of ideas we had in the beginning. Unkey makes API management easy, and we wanted our site to reflect that. Our site now has a cohesive feel, and is easy to navigate.

Next up! Our dashboard UI is getting a make over, we might even have a dark mode.

Usage based invalidation

AI is incredible popular, and part of creating your AI product is finding a way to limit a users usage, whether they are paying or you are offering a free trial. Unkey now has usage based invalidation, where you can set how many times a key can be used before we invalidate it. Simply pass in the remaining property with a value and we take care of the rest.

curl --request POST \
--url https://api.unkey.dev/v1/keys.createKey \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <UNKEY>' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{
"apiId":"<API_ID>",
"remaining": 100
}'

Then when you validate your key we will return two properties, is it valid and how many requests remain.

curl --request POST \
--url https://api.unkey.dev/v1/keys.verifyKey \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{
"key": "<NEW_KEY>"
}'

Which will return if the key is valid, and the remaining value which represents how many verifications are remaining after the current one.

{
  "valid": true,
  "remaining": 99
}

Update your keys.

Need to update ratelimits? Change some metadata? Maybe you want to use our new remaining to create tokens and update them when a user pays. This is all now possible with our update endpoint.

curl --request POST \
  --url https://api.unkey.dev/v1/keys.updateLey \
  --header 'Authorization: Bearer <UNKEY>' \
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
    "keyId": "<KEY_ID>",
    "remaining": 200,
  }'

You can read about this in our documentation.

Community Shoutout

A huge shoutout to Wilfred Almeida who spent some time creating the Go SDK. You can check out the Go code on GitHub and even help with some remaining items.

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