How to Generate API Access Tokens
This guide shows you how to generate access tokens to authenticate access to the Tenderly API and Hardhat Plugin.
To proceed, you need to have a Tenderly account. If you don’t have one already, register for a free account on the signup page.

Generate an API access token for a personal account

Follow the steps below to generate an access token for the API for your personal account.
  • Open up your Tenderly Dashboard.
  • Click on your profile photo from the top nav bar.
  • From the dropdown, click on Settings.
  • Next, navigate to the Authorization tab.
  • Click the General Access Token button.
  • Give your new access tokens a descriptive label to keep things organized.
This is helpful if you need to generate multiple API access tokens for use in different places.
  • Click Generate.
You will be prompted to copy your private key. For security reasons, the private key will be displayed only once during the initial creation. Copy your private key and store it in a safe place.
  • Once you’ve copied the private key, click Okay, close.
Generating a personal access token

Generate an API access token for an organization

To generate an API access token for an organization, you first need to create one or be part of one. Follow this tutorial to learn how to set up an organization.
💡 API access tokens created within an organization can be accessed and managed by all of its members who have appropriate privileges.
  • Open up your Tenderly Dashboard.
  • Click on your profile photo from the top nav bar.
  • From the dropdown, click on Organizations.
  • Click on the organization where you want to generate access tokens.
  • In the left-hand sidebar, click on Access Tokens.
This is where all the API access tokens from your organization will be listed.
  • To create a new access token, click on New Access Token.
  • Give the token a descriptive label to keep things organized.
  • Click Generate.
You will be prompted to copy your private key. For security reasons, the private key will be displayed only once during the initial creation. Copy your private key and store it in a safe place.
  • Once you’ve copied the private key, click Okay, close.
Generating an organization access token

Remove an API access token

Removing an API access token and revoking access to it will disable all endpoints and third-party services that are using the access token.

Personal accounts

Go to Profile > Settings > Authenticate to locate your access tokens.
Click on the Revoke Access Token button next to the token you want to remove.
Confirm your action by clicking the Revoke Access Token button.

Organizations

Go to Profile > Organizations > [Organization name] > Access Tokens.
Click on the Revoke Access Token button next to the token you want to remove.
Confirm your action by clicking the Revoke Access Token button.