I am reading this documentation https://stackoverflow.help/en/articles/4385859-stack-overflow-for-teams-api where they mention the need to create a PAT to access StackOverflow for Teams API (https://api.stackoverflowteams.com/docs/questions#order=desc&sort=activity&filter=default&team=Crew&run=true)

But in my current Settings page of Stack Overflow for Teams all I can see is: Stack Overflow for Teams Settings

It looks like I am not able to generate a new PAT. Is it a problem or am I missing something? How can I access the new StackOverflow for Teams Api?

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    I have another item under the 'API' section with Personal Access Tokens. I assume this is dependent on the Team's plan. Perhaps staff can confirm whether the API will still be working for the Free tier?
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 17:05
  • Thanks for the response @Glorfindel, do you know if there is any option to test the api with a free/new stack overflow for teams plan?
    – manubrio
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 17:21
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    I only have experience with the old way - that works/worked on all Teams instances.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 17:23
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    Are you an admin on any of your teams?
    – rene
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 18:58
  • I made a team for testing the new API, so I am the only user and admin of the team!
    – manubrio
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 19:23

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Unfortunately, the Free Tier Stack Overflow Team does not have access to APIs. You will not be able to create a PAT if you only have a Free Tier Team assigned to your account.

  • thank you for your response! so i guess there is no way to test the new api, am i correct?
    – manubrio
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 20:20
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    Correct. It only is accessible to those with paid subscriptions. Commented Feb 9, 2023 at 17:13

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