I have a Meteor application and I'm making API calls like:

var urlString = "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/"+surl;
HTTP.call ("GET", urlString, {params:{site:"stackoverflow"}}, 
    function (error,result) {
        console.log (result.data);

At present I'm getting quota-limited to 300 calls only.
But I want more than 300 and I have an application key.

How do I request, using the API key, so I can get 10,000 calls per day?

1 Answer 1


It's pretty simple, you just append your key to the URL as a parameter.
For example, looking for users 1 and 5:


So, it looks like your HTTP.call would become:

HTTP.call (
    {params:{site:"stackoverflow", key:"YOUR_KEY_HERE"}}, 
    function (error,result) {
        console.log (result.data);
  • Thx for the answer,One issues is if the request we sent is bad, then in console it is showing bad request message(404), It is also displayinf the api_key in error message, how to overcome this.
    – Sasikanth
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 3:12
  • 1
    It's unclear what you're asking, but it sounds like a new/different problem. Open a new question and give details. Commented May 22, 2014 at 4:04

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