Auth Tokens

Authentication tokens are passed using a the auth header, and are used to authenticate as a user account with the API.

$ curl -H 'Authorization: Bearer {TOKEN}'

You can find or create authentication tokens within Sentry.

API Keys


API keys are a legacy means of authenticating. They will still be supported but are disabled for new accounts. You should use authentication tokens wherever possible.

API keys are passed using HTTP Basic auth where the username is your api key, and the password is an empty value.

As an example, to get information about the project which your key is bound to, you might make a request like so:

$ curl -u {API_KEY}:


You must pass a value for the password, which is the reason the : is present in our example.