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Create An Application Key | Developer Portal : ThingWorx

Project Concept

In order for a device to send data to the Platform, it needs to be authenticated; therefore you must create an Application Key.

Application Keys, or appKeys, are security tokens used for authentication in ThingWorx. They are associated with a given user and have all of the permissions granted to the user with which they are associated.

This is one of the most common ways of assigning permission control to a connected device.

Project Info

Type How To
Level Beginner
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published October 17, 2018
Author Jeff Beck

You'll learn how to

    • Create a new Application Key
    • Modify Application Key expiration dates
    • WhiteList IP for Application Keys
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Things used in this project


This guide may be completed within any environment where you have access to the ThingWorx Foundation server.

This includes both the 30-day hosted evaluation server, as well as the 120-day downloadable trial.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: Application Key