how to use the MTA api key in python?

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Xue lida

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Feb 9, 2021, 2:04:07 PMFeb 9
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hello guys,
 i am a uk student working on my final year program. Now i got the api key but i didnot find a way to use them in python. i use urllib.request.urlopen to connect the server, but it shows the error message HTTPError: Forbidden.
can everyone help me?
Thanks 

Kevin

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Mar 7, 2021, 4:23:52 PMMar 7
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class TokenAuth(AuthBase):
    def __init__(self, token):
        self.token = token

    def __call__(self, r):
        """Attach an API token to a custom auth header."""
        r.headers['x-api-key'] = f'{self.token}'  # Python 3.6+
        return r


url = [url_of_endpoint]
API_KEY = [your_api_key]

response = requests.get(url, auth=TokenAuth(API_KEY))

James Fennell

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Mar 7, 2021, 8:15:16 PMMar 7
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The auth boilerplate is not needed strictly speaking. You can just pass in the API key as a regular HTTP header, if that's easier:

response = requests.get(url, headers={"X-API-KEY": API_KEY})

James

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Anthony Townsend

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Apr 20, 2021, 7:59:03 AMApr 20
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you can also pass it as an argument 
?key=

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