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Ankush Rishi February 2016

How to define API keys in restFul meteor?

I am new to rest api in meteorjs. I am trying to run the example explained in The meteor chef but getting this error:

ReferenceError: APIKeys is not defined
    at Object.API.authentication (api/config/api.js:4:19)
    at Object.API.connection (api/config/api.js:16:34)
    at Object.API.handleRequest (api/config/api.js:28:26)
    at [object Object].Router.route.where (api/pizza.js:9:9)
    at boundNext (packages/iron_middleware-stack/lib/middleware_stack.js:251:1)
    at runWithEnvironment (packages/meteor/dynamics_nodejs.js:110:1)
    at packages/meteor/dynamics_nodejs.js:123:1
    at [object Object].urlencodedParser (/Users/mac/.meteor/packages/iron_router/.
    at packages/iron_router/lib/router.js:277:1
    at [object Object]._.extend.withValue (packages/meteor/dynamics_nodejs.js:56:1)

The code is same as explained in the example


MatiK February 2016

It is because you didn't created APIKeys mongo collection as shown here: https://github.com/themeteorchef/writing-an-api/blob/master/code/collections/api-keys.js

Add this file to your project and then it'll work.

Here is explanation from post you linked:

Next, we try to insert a new key for our user into the APIKeys collection. Wait a minute! Where did this come from?! This collection was setup beforehand, but let’s talk about why we have a separate collection to begin with. The reason we want to separate our API key storage from the more predictable location of our user’s profile (the writable portion of a user’s record in the Meteor.users() collection) is that by default, the profile object is writable.

So you just missed this part of tutorial where they created APIKeys collection.

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