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API Authentication

All the API calls support authentication with an API key. MakerDojo has two types of API keys:

  • User API Key: has the same permissions as the user who owns it. Can be found on a user profile page.

    User API Key

  • Query API Key: has access only to the query and its results. Can be found on the query page.

    Query API Key

Whenever possible we recommend using a Query API key.

Common Endpoints

Each endpoint is appended to your MakerDojo base URL. For example:




  • GET: Returns a paginated array of query objects.
    • Includes the most recent query_result_id for non-parameterized queries.
  • POST: Create a new query object


  • GET: Returns an individual query object
  • POST: Edit an existing query object.
  • DELETE: Archive this query.


  • GET: Get a cached result for this query ID.
    • Only works for non parameterized queries. If you attempt to GET results for a parameterized query you’ll receive the error: no cached result found for this query. See POST instructions for this endpoint to get results for parameterized queries.
  • POST: Initiates a new query execution or returns a cached result.
    • The API prefers to return a cached result. If a cached result is not available then a new execution job begins and the job object is returned. To bypass a stale cache, include a max_age key which is an integer number of seconds. If the cached result is older than max_age, the cache is ignored and a new execution begins. If you set max_age to 0 this guarantees a new execution.
    • If passing parameters, they must be included in the JSON request body as a parameters object.

Here’s an example JSON object including different parameter types:

    "parameters": {
    	"number_param": 100,
    	"date_param": "2020-01-01",
    	"date_range_param": {
    		"start": "2020-01-01",
    		"end": "2020-12-31"
      "max_age": 1800



  • GET: Returns a query task result (job)
    • Possible statuses:
      • 1 == PENDING (waiting to be executed)
      • 2 == STARTED (executing)
      • 3 == SUCCESS
      • 4 == FAILURE
      • 5 == CANCELLED
    • When status is success, the job will include a query_result_id

Query Results


  • GET: Returns a query result
    • Appending a filetype of .csv or .json to this request will return a downloadable file. If you append your api_key in the query string, this link will work for non-logged-in users.



  • GET: Returns a paginated array of dashboard objects.
  • POST: Create a new dashboard object


  • GET: Returns an individual dashboard object.
  • DELETE: Archive this dashboard


  • POST: Edit an existing dashboard object.