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How to get a Personal Token

To access your figshare data via our API you will need to create a Personal Token.

To obtain a token (or multiple tokens) login and head straight to your user menu in order to select Applications (as shown below):

On scrolling down the page you will find a section called Personal Tokens. To generate a new token select Create Personal Token.

A box will appear asking you to describe the token:


Click Save and a token will then be generated, please remember to make a note of this as you will not have a chance to see the token again (you can always generate a new token or delete a token later down the line if needed):


The token will now be listed on your Applications page, under Personal Tokens:


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