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Generating an API Key


As part of your integration, Modern Retail will need a Lightspeed generated API key.  The steps below will take you through the process of generating an API Key.

  • Log into Lightspeed > Settings > API Keys.

  • Click Add New API Key in the upper right corner.

  • A lightbox will open with a form to request a new API Key.  Enter the Lightspeed Account Owner's e-mail address.  In the message field, enter "Connect to existing website."

  • Hit Request API Key.
  • It will take a few days for the key to be generated.  You'll be notified via a confirmation e-mail that the key has been generated.
  • When you receive the confirmation e-mail, please log into Lightspeed and verify the key is there.  You can do this by going to Settings > API Keys.  You'll see your new key listed.

  • Notify your Project Manager that the Key has been generated!