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Getting started

In order to use Blockfrost hosted API, you need to create an account first.

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When creating a Blockfrost.io account you can use your email or Single Sing-On through Google, GitHub and GitLab. With an account, you can start building your apps!

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We use password-less login. No need to worry about losing or storing any passwords!

Creating first project

Once you have your account ready, you can create your first project. Click on + ADD PROJECT, pick up a name, and most importantly, select the right network. Click SAVE PROJECT and a new secret API KEY, called project_id, is automatically generated.

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After creating the project, you can click on the arrow to expand the view. There will be project statistics and also few ready-to-go curl samples that change with each refresh.

Project within Blockfrost represents API access to a specific network. Each project is associated with a secret token called project_id, which you have to use in order to access the API.

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Always keep your secrets secret! project_id is a secret, so make sure you don't commit it to a public repository or include it in your code. When possible, use environment variables and avoid exposing project_id. Otherwise, someone else could piggyback on your token.