The following AbeBooks services require API authentication:
If you connect to any of the above services, AbeBooks offers the ability to generate a unique API Key. This Key is used to authenticate access to AbeBooks APIs and FTPS connections and is separate from your AbeBooks account password.
If you previously accessed the AbeBooks APIs with your AbeBooks account password, as a good security practice we recommend resetting and using a different API Key when connecting to the AbeBooks APIs or through FTPS.
If you would like to create or reset your API Key, or you have forgotten your current API Key, you may regenerate it using the API Key tool.
It is important to note that the new Key will be effective immediately and all scripts or applications which used the previous Key will need to be updated in order to connect with AbeBooks.