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How to make a Stack Exchange API call, using my key

It's pretty simple, you just append your key to the URL as a parameter. For example, looking for users 1 and 5: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/1;5?site=stackoverflow&key=YOUR_KEY_HERE So,...
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Why has my daily quota increased from 10k to 2 billion?

After re-investigating my code, I realized what was going on here. For this particular project I wasn't using the API key and access token of my own application; I'm using the ones I sniffed from the ...
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Is the Stack API daily quota of 10,000 a hard limit, or can it be increased?

See How API Keys Work. It's six years old, but a leading API developer said: ... If you can demonstrate a need for a higher request quota, contact us. However, the Key limit should be ...
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Why is my API quota not resetting after UTC reset?

Update: Evidence now suggests that the API quota rolls over at a unique time for each app. 24 hours after that app-key, plus IP, combination made its first API call. See this chat message. The ...
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How can I get the access token to use the StackOverflow Rest API as an authenticated user?

If you only want to obtain higher daily quota (10,000 calls per days instead of 300) you supply the key value as query parameter on the url. The key value is found in your App management page. See I ...
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How to get an API key without registering an application?

Registration is quite simple; for 10k requests per day, you don't need fancy authentication stuff or a Stack Apps post for the app; just having a key suffices. See the documentation about Throttles. ...
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What is the root cause for too many request issue?

That error means that you have used up your API quota for the day. You are allowed either 300 or 10,000 API requests per day for each IP address, or app, depending on whether you use an application ...
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