Your New Relic license key is a 40-character hexadecimal string created when you sign up for a New Relic account. It's used to determine the account to which you send your APM and infrastructure data, and some New Relic features will require you to input it.
To prevent unexpected data to be sent to your account, treat your license key securely.
You can view the license key for your New Relic account in the API keys page.
- From the account dropdown, select Account settings.
- Select API keys from the options at the side of the page.
You can also get to the API keys page by navigating directly to https://one.newrelic.com/launcher/api-keys-ui.api-keys-launcher.
From there, you can view and manage your license key as well as other types of API keys.
Your license key uniquely identifies your account and the data it reports to New Relic. Given its importance, you should treat it like a password.
If your license key falls into the wrong hands, an attacker could send fake data to your account, which could trigger false alerts and contaminate your data so that detecting actual issues is more difficult.
In the event your license key is accidentally shared and you’re seeing unexpected data, you can work with our Support team to change your license key.
If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources:
- Browse the Explorers Hub to get help from the community and join in discussions.
- Find answers on our sites and learn how to use our support portal.
- Run New Relic Diagnostics, our troubleshooting tool for Linux, Windows, and macOS.
- Review New Relic's data security and licenses documentation.