To get an API token, open the Authenticate and obtain API token for a user in the API documentation.  Please note that if your organisation uses eLabJournal in the America's, you should use the API in the US cloud as is available on

Enter your user name and password and click try it out

The API response will provide you with a valid API token

Alternatively, and required in the case 2-step verification is active, you can obtain and API key in the Apps & Connections.

Click Manage Authentication to generate your API key.

In the appeared window you can generate an access token. Enter a name or description of the device you are creating an access token for. Note, here you can also remove access tokens that are no longer used and access should no longer be authorized.

Your API key is shown below the QR code.

Paste the API token in the api_key box in the API