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Learn how to create an API key and start building!

Get Started

Step 1: Create an API key in Livepeer Studio

First, go to Livepeer Studio (opens in a new tab). Click Create API Key. A dialogue should appear.

Quickstart 1

In the dialogue field, enter a name for your API key.


The API key name is only used on the frontend for tracking purposes - we recommend adding useful detail like the intended scope of the API key, so it does not get reused across multiple applications.

Quickstart 2

Step 2 (optional): Enable CORS

If you are developing a frontend application and want to get started quickly with the API, you can create an API key with CORS access enabled. API keys created with this option can be used from the browser from any origin for which it is configured.

Quickstart 3

Step 3: Using the API Key

To use an API key, you can simply add an Authorization header to your request with theBearer scheme and the API key as the value.

For example:

curl -X GET \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer {api_key}'{id}

With this, you're ready to start building!

Step 4: Start Building

Don't know where to start? Check out these guides to get more familiar with Livepeer development:

  1. Upload a video
  2. Create a livestream

Once you complete this tutorial, let us know how your experience was; if you have any feedback, tag us on Twitter @livepeer (opens in a new tab)!