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Manage Deployment API Keys


This guide provides instructions for how to create API keys for Deployments on Astro. You can use API keys to programmatically deploy DAGs to a Deployment on Astro.

A Deployment API key has the following properties:

  • It can be used to deploy code to Astro via CI/CD.
  • Its key ID and secret are valid indefinitely and can be used to access Deployments without manual authentication.
  • It is deleted permanently if its corresponding Deployment is deleted.
  • It can be used to fetch a short-lived access token that assumes the permissions of the Deployment API key. This access token can be used to make requests to the Airflow REST API.

Create an API Key

To create an API key for a Deployment:

  1. In the Cloud UI, open your Deployment.

  2. In the API Keys menu, click Add API Key:

    Add API Key button
  3. Give the key a name and description, then click Create API Key:

    Create API Key button

From here, you can copy the API key ID and secret for use in API calls and CI/CD pipelines. Make sure to save the key secret securely, as this is the only time you will have access to see it in plain text.


If you just need to make a single API call, you can use a temporary user authentication token instead of a Deployment API key ID and secret pair. To retrieve a temporary authentication token, go to and copy the token that appears. This token is valid only for 24 hours.

Using Deployment API Keys

Deployment API keys are primarily used to automate actions that otherwise require manual inputs. They allow you to:

Delete an API Key

To delete a Deployment API Key:

  1. In the Cloud UI, open your Deployment.

  2. In the menu for the API key you want to delete, click Edit:

    Edit API Key button
  3. Click Delete API Key, then follow the onscreen prompt to finalize the deletion:

    Delete API Key button

Next Steps

For more information about how to use API keys, see: