What is an API key?

Alveo permits access to its Collections directly by programs which use Alveo's HTTP web API.

However, programs must also have authority to use an Alveo account in order to access Alveo data. They must present an API Key to Alveo to demonstrate this authority. This key is a sequence of apparently meaningless characters which acts like a combined User Name and Password for an Alveo account. 

For details of how to access your key, see:  http://alveo.edu.au/help/getting-access-to-alveo-and-galaxy/whats-an-api-key/