Authentication

Before you can start querying the monday.com account with the API, you’ll need to provide valid authentication through an access token. Each user has their own API token, which grants API access to all the boards to which the user has access (i.e they’re subscribed to).

Currently, monday.com only offers our V2 API tokens, which are all personal tokens. To access your API tokens, you can use one of two methods depending on your user level.

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Admin users are able to utilize both methods to acquire their API tokens. Member users can access their API tokens from their Developer tabs.

Admin users are able to utilize both methods to acquire their API tokens.

Accessing API Tokens

Admin Tab

If you are an admin user on your monday.com account, you are able to access your API tokens from the "Admin" tab with the following steps:

  1. Log into your monday.com account.
  2. Click on your avatar (picture icon) in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Admin from the resulting menu (this requires you to have admin permissions).
  4. Go to the API section.
  5. Generate a “API v2 Token”
  6. Copy your token.

Developer Tab

If you are a member user on your monday.com account, you are able to access your API tokens from the Developer tab with the following steps:

  1. Log into your monday.com account.
  2. Click on your avatar (picture icon) in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Developer from the resulting menu.
  4. In the top menu, click on the "Developer" dropdown menu.
  5. Select the first option on the dropdown menu titled "My Access Tokens."
  6. Click on the blue "Show" button to expose your API token and copy it.

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You can always regenerate a new token, however doing so will cause the previous token to expire.

Using API Tokens

Once you retrieve the token from your monday.com account, you can start making requests with the API. You will need to pass the token to the API in the header of your requests.

Send the API v2 token in the "Authorization" header:

"Authorization:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

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