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How to use a developer key as a student?

Question asked by Vincent Nguyen on Feb 9, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2018 by


3 other students and I are trying to create an attendance application (using Node.js) for our senior project. I'm tasked with trying to integrate it with Canvas in order to pull student's name and ID number (we call it a W number at our university) in order to populate our database (using MySQL) to use for attendance records. I'm able to get this data using the user-generated access token from within my account settings but this is specific to my account and I don't want our app to rely on this moving forward. I was able to get a developer key from the Canvas admins at our university but have no idea how to make use of this key. There is a lot of documentation on managing and creating keys but I'm having trouble finding any on how to go about making use of it. 


If anyone could point me in the right direction and/or provide information on this, I'd greatly appreciate it. Sorry if this has already been asked before. 

Thank you.