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How to Get a Steam API Key

Steam is a marketplace to buy, sell, discuss, and create games.

There are over 30,000 games from multiplayer to indie to horror.

Get exclusive discounts, automatic game updates, and other useful perks.

Join thousands of groups, meet new people, chat in-game, and more.

If you’re a developer, you can obtain an API key to use Steam’s data for free.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to get a Steam Web API key if you’re a developer (e.g., registration website, domain name).

What is a Steam API key?

A Steam API key is a unique identifier for developers to access and interact with Steam data.

Developers can use the key to integrate Steam data into their apps, websites, or services.

There are multiple APIs that you can use including Steam news, user stats, users, and TF2 data.

To obtain a Steam API key, you need to have an active Steam account with at least one purchased item within a year.

How to get a Steam API key

Here’s how to get a Steam Web API key:

  1. Go to https://steamcommunity.com/dev/apikey.
  2. Log in to your Steam account.
  3. Choose a Domain name (you can enter anything here like “Test”).
  4. Agree to the Steam Web API Terms of Use and select “Register”.
  5. Copy your Steam Web API key and use it on your app, website, or service.

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