NOTE: Using ClickBank API Keys may require a rudimentary understanding of computer programming. If you do not feel equipped to proceed, we encourage you to seek assistance from someone who has computer programming experience. All API users must agree to the ClickBank API contract.
As of July 27, 2023, API keys and API permissions are managed in the API Management section of your primary ClickBank account. To learn more about the difference between your primary account and your account nickname, check out this article.
Related: API Management Improvements & Additional User Permissions Added
In order to use ClickBank APIs, users must have the necessary API key and permissions. API keys are created, edited, and managed in the API Management section of the ClickBank primary account.
NOTE: Do not share your ClickBank API keys publicly. Redact all personal information and API keys when troubleshooting or sharing code online.
This article contains the following sections:
- How to Create an API Key
- Description of ClickBank APIs Available
- Using the Developer API Key
- Managing API Keys and Permissions From the Actions Menu
- Permissions "Quick View"
How to Create an API Key
Step 2: Click the Settings tab and then select API Management.
Step 3: Click Create New API Key and enter in a name for the API.
NOTE: Make sure the API Key Status toggle remains set to Active if you plan to use this API Key.
Step 4: Select which account nicknames that are linked to your primary account have access to which APIs using this API key. Use the All Accounts toggle to select all account nicknames for a particular API.
Step 5: Click Save.
Once you have saved the API key, it will be visible on your API key table.
Description of ClickBank APIs Available
ClickBank offers several unique APIs that can be used in a variety of integrations. All ClickBank APIs require a key and permissions, which are managed in the API Management section.
Related: Analytics API
The Analytics API contains analytics-related data for both sellers and affiliates.
Related: Products API
The Products API contains information about products that are in a particular account nickname. This API is only accessible to sellers.
Using the Developer API Key
As of August 17, 2023, ClickBank API developer keys are no longer required to complete integrations.
If you are using an integration that requires a Developer API Key (aka DEV Key) please use this captain API Key: DEV-123456789012345678901234567890123456.
This key can be used as a stand-in Developer API key while our integration partners update their ClickBank integrations. Using this captain Developer API key WILL NOT jeopardize the privacy and security of your data.
Related: ClickBank Integrations No Longer Require Developer Keys
Managing API Keys and Permissions from the Actions Menu
You can regenerate, edit, or delete API keys from the API Management section of your primary account by clicking on the Actions menu next to each API key.
Regenerating API Keys
If you want to regenerate a specific API key, you can do so from the actions menu located next to each API key. NOTE: Regenerating an API key will break any existing integration using that API key.
Editing API Keys
If you want to edit API key permissions or change the name of an API key, select Edit from the actions menu. Once you have completed any necessary edits, click Save.
Deleting API Keys
To delete an API key, select Delete from the actions menu. NOTE: Deleting an API key is permanent and cannot be undone.
Permissions "Quick View"
Use the arrow icon next to each API key to quickly view which account nicknames have access to the APIs via the API key.
Additional Resources & Related Articles
- KNOWLEDGE BASE: How do I create additional users (aka clerks)?
- KNOWLEDGE BASE: How do I manage Clerk permissions?
- KNOWLEDGE BASE: ClickBank API Contract
- KNOWLEDGE BASE: ClickBank APIs