How API Key Aliases work

With the new API Key Aliases option available on the API Keys page of your ShortPixel dashboard you can easily generate and remove temporary (or not) API Keys that can be used on different websites.

API Key aliases were created to allow our customers to generate API Keys that will act as an alias of your main API key, using the same pool of credits. This can be useful in situations where, for example, you are the account holder but not the web administrator and you don't want your main API key, your billing details or any other account data to be visible.

What's then the difference between our subaccounts and the API Key Aliases?

  • Subaccounts: you assign a specific number of credits from your main pool of credits, and only that subaccount can use those credits. They also have effectively an account of their own, being able to purchase credits for themselves.
  • API key aliases: they act as an alias, using the same credits as your main account. They don't have an account of their own, and you are the only one able to purchase credits for the account.

Please note that this feature is not relevant for ShortPixel Adaptive Images, as SPAI works by associating domains.

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