# API Credentials

Before you can use the TrustedParts.com API, you must request credentials.

# To Request API

Here is how to request access to the TrustedParts.com API:

# If you do not have a user account:

  1. Register (opens new window) for a new account, and verify your email address.
  2. Follow the instructions below for users who already have an account.

# If you have a user account:

  1. Sign in (opens new window) to your account. This takes you to the My Account page.
  2. Select the Additional Features tab.
  3. Under Features You May Request, click the TrustedParts.com API / Distributor Stock Search (DSS) link.
  4. Fill out and submit the request form.

An administrator will review your request and contact you regarding approval.

# After the API Credentials Request Has Been Approved

  1. Sign in (opens new window) to your account.
  2. On the My Account page select the API Key tab.
  3. Make note of the Company ID and API Key displayed on the page; these credentials must be supplied with every search request. Note: The API Key Status will be set to Trial and include an expiration date, after which the API key will no longer be active. To move the API key from Trial to Active status before the expiration date, please send an e-mail to user-requests@trustedparts.com.
  4. Refer to the API Requests documentation for search request and response formats.

# Suspended and Revoked API Keys

  • To protect the stability of the TrustedParts.com API for all customers, rate limits exist for every account. If you exceed the rate limits for your account, your API key may be temporarily suspended. See the API Requests page for more information.
  • Violation of the TrustedParts.com API Terms of Use may result in the revocation of your API key. If that occurs, the API Credentials page will reflect a status of or Revoked.

The Trusted Source for Authorized Inventory

TrustedParts.com was created by ECIA in collaboration with participating distributors as a free service to support the authorized electronic components industry by giving users access to aggregated price and availability data for genuine parts from only authorized sources.

While other inventory aggregation sites may include data from sources that are not authorized by the manufacturer, ECIA works extensively on an ongoing basis to verify that price and availability data displayed on TrustedParts.com is only for products for which the distributors are authorized/franchised. This is why TrustedParts.com is the best source for searching the authorized channel for the electronic components you need.
Membership in ECIA is not required to participate on the site.

To learn more about how to list your inventory, or to view our Terms of Use and other information related to participating on TrustedParts.com, please visit our documentation for participating distributors.

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