How To Get Tokens (API Keys) from EasyPost and Shippo


Authentication and identification to the EasyPost API is done by providing an API Key on every request as your Basic Auth username (no password is required). EasyPost requires that all communication with the API is secured using TLS v1.2. Requests made over HTTP or without a proper API Key will fail.

You can manage your API Keys from your account.


You authenticate access to your Shippo account through the Shippo API using a secure token. To get your secure token follow these steps:

Step 1: Create your free Shippo account

  • If you already have a Shippo account, skip ahead to Step 2

  • In your browser, open the address Enter your name, email, a secure password, and click Get Started.

Step 2: Generate your secure token

  • While logged into your Shippo account, in the left menu bar, click Settings followed by API.

  • Under Test Token, there are two options: Live Token and Test Token. Use Live Token for production-ready use of the Shippo API. For testing and development, use the Test Token.

    • Live tokens begin with shippo_live_

    • Test tokens begin with shippo_test_

  • Click Generate Token. Copy your API Token and click Done.

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