Your IO Account includes a secret API key. This key is private and should not be shared with anyone.

Common pitfalls of the key is it may be accidentally shared by posted code on GitHub or social media.

If anyone gains access to your key, they will have access to your Adafruit IO account.

Key Regeneration

Your key can be regenerated within IO by clicking the yellow AIO Key text in the header of the page.

Once you click that link, a dialog box will show which will allow you to click REGENERATE AIO KEY.

This process is not reversible.

This guide was first published on Jun 13, 2018. It was last updated on May 30, 2018.

This page (Securing Your IO Account) was last updated on Jun 06, 2023.

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