Authentication
With WebScrapingAPI you can spin up a web scraper in minutes. All you have to do is to sign up, get your API key and send the requests.
To unlock the full power of WebScrapingAPI, you have to register for a new account. Once you confirm your account, you will be able generate an API key, required to authenticate your requests.

The API key

The API key for WebScrapingAPI is available after registration, inside the Dashboard, by navigating to the WebScrapingAPI tab in the left panel.
In our documentation, we will refer to the API key by using the following syntax:<YOUR_API_KEY>
Passing the API key as a parameter is required in order to authorise your requests. Failing to pass an API key or passing an invalid API key will result in an error.
Attention required! Please note that your API key will directly impact the usage on your subscription plan.
In order to prevent unauthorized access to your WebscrapingAPI account, make sure you store your API key in a secure location and never include it in any public scripts or files.
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