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Development - API Key

Hi when using the App-Key for using the Refinitiv API, is it a problem when a second developer uses the same app key from the same refinitiv account to fetch the data (different location, but same country)?

Because of licensing.


Thank you in advance.

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Hi @Kevin Riedl ,

Could you please clarify whether the 2 developers mentioned are going to use the same account or a different account?

  • I'd like to add the technical detail that different accounts can use the same API key, the permission is granted on the user level, not on the app key level.
  • But using a different app key on each account is recommended as it makes troubleshooting easier, and you can generate a new app key using App Key Generator anyway. (how to generate app key)

However, please do not share an app key outside of your company as it's considered a credential.

Hope this could help.

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Hi @Kevin Riedl ,

About the licensing, regarding the document: Eikon Data API Usage and Limits Guideline, it's mentioned the below

Eikon is only licensed for individual use. Eikon users may not share their login credentials, run any instances of Eikon on a server or use, distribute or redistribute data in any way that is inconsistent with their organization’s agreement with us. In addition, Eikon users may not use information in any manner that would violate rules or policies set by Third Party Providers.

Hope this helps, Please let me know in case you have any further questions

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Yes we would only use this APP-KEY within our organization, but we would use the data then on our server within our license.

Is that possible?

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hi @Kevin Riedl ,

I've contacted your account manager and she will get back to you after checking the license. I'm looking forward to talking to you in case you need any help regarding API usage.

Ok sounds great! Thank you