Getting your App Key and ID

Getting your App Key and ID

How to Get Started

Your App ID and App Key, which you will need to pass as authentication headers for each API request, will be displayed as part of your application credentials after you sign in to the developer portal.

The OD API uses an App ID and App key to authenticate requests. You can view your credentials in the developer portal when signed-in. In order to generate these credentials, you can sign-up to a trial (Sandbox) or paid plan here.

Useful documentation:

Sandbox: trial the ODAPI

Making requests to the API


The Sandbox account is a free trial. The sandbox emulates the Oxford Dictionaries API and gives you the chance to evaluate its functionality. This provides a great opportunity to try the API before moving to a paid-plan. To learn more about the Sandbox and sign-up, please navigate here.

The Enterprise account offers bespoke plans and pricing, and it is based on a oneā€“time annual fee If you would like to investigate this option, please fill in our Enterprise account contact form here, and you will hear from us shortly.

Manage your account

You can manage many aspects of your account quickly and efficiently such as tracking your usage statistics by signing in to the developer portal.