API Access Keys

API Access Keys are temporary keys with configurable permissions and restrictions to be used in frontend browser interactions with the Filerobot API. They should be used to instantiate the Filerobot widgets and plugins in your frontend application as filerobotUploadKey configuration parameter.

They are required in order to generate API Access Keys.

1. Create a Security Template

Security Templates are a set of permissions and restrictions that will be applied to each Access Key requested for using the Filerobot widgets and plugins.

To create a Security Template, login to your Filerobot Admin Console and navigate to Settings > Developer > Security Templates. Create a new template:

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You can define following permissions and restrictions for various actions:


permissions permissions on file operations (list, search, ...) granted to the key.

Permission name Description
OBJECTS_FETCH Fetch/Access file
FILE_UPLOAD Upload file
FILE_RENAME Rename file
FILE_MOVE Move file
FILE_META_CHANGE Create file metadata
FILE_DELETE Delete file
DIR_CREATE Create directory
DIR_RENAME Rename directory
DIR_MOV Move directory
DIR_META_CHANGE Create directory metadata
DIR_DELETE Delete directory
CONFIG_CHANGE Change storage container configuration
CONFIG_LIST List storage container configuration


upload sets limits on the /upload API

Parameter Description Default
limit_per_min maximum number of uploads per minute with the key unlimited
max maximum number of uploads allowed with the key unlimited
limit_per_ip_source Maximum number of uploads allowed by IP by the key unlimited
dir_scope Directories where the key is allowed to upload. If you want to allow all subdirectories of /folder, set the value to /folder/* all directories
max_file_size Maximum upload size in bytes 500 MB


restrictions restricts API calls based on IP address ranges and | or countries

Parameter Description Default
whitelist_ip_ranges Allowed IP ranges for using the key from
format accepted:,, ...
whitelist_countries Allowed countries for using the key from.
Provide the code ISO of the country
all countries

The IP are converted to country thanks to GeoLite2


key_validity allows to set validity period of key, for example to match the user's session length in your authenticated application

Parameter Description Default
expiration_duration time in second before the key expires 1200 s (20 minutes)


listing sets limit on all the API except /upload

Parameter Description Default
dir_scope directories from where it's allowed to list file. If you want to allow all subdirectories of /folder you need to set the value to /folder/* /* (all directories)
max maximum of call to the API Unlimited

2. Requesting an Access Key

In order to instantiate the Filerobot Uploader widget or Filerobot Image Editor widget, you will for most use cases need to specify the filerobotUploadKey parameter for the widgets to interact with your Filerobot asset storage. When the page embedding the widget is loaded, make an API call in order to request an Access Key based on the Security Template previously created.

API Access Keys are generated by calling:

GET /key/{security_template_identifer}

{security_template_identifer}: the unique identifier of the previously created Security Template.

Try it out


host: 'https://api.filerobot.com' path: /fusqadtm/key/SECU_0CA6EB1C9D1D41308F8E494204930740 method: GET parameters: {} variables: {} headers: Content-Type: 'application/json' theme: clouds-midnight curlAPIKey: "" axiosTimeout: 35000 maxContentLength: 150000 render: curl_tab: true


    "status": "success",
    "key": "SASS__v1.05__kTM6AXCvlmLlJ3b0NncpFmLpBXYu0GdkFWczVnZboDZJoyLzR3Y1R2byB3LbojcpRGbJADM2MjOldWYJoyLzR3Y1R2byB3LbojcpRWdJADMwEjOtBXb1lwN3gjM0MzNwYTM6Q3c__9df8ffb9fe",
    "hint": "New key created and ready to use",
    "debug": null

You can use the returned key as the filerobotUploadKey parameter in the Filerobot widget or plugin configuration.

API Access should be used for configuring the Filerobot widgets and plugins: Uploader Widget, Image Editor, 360° Spin or any other custom frontend implementation requiring to communicate with the Filerobot API. For server to Filerobot communication, we recommend the usage of API Secret Keys.