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I have created an API key and added it to my functions. I have then deployed the API and tested it but still get:

"message": "Forbidden"

How do I pass the API key with my JSON request as I have been using "x-api-key": "theKey"?

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The x-api-key is being passed to the HTTP header as a parameter. The HTTP client decides the way it is passed. For instance, if you use curl and also you POST the JSON payload, a request would look like this:

$ curl -X POST -H "x-api-key: theKey" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"key":"val"}' https://[api-id].execute-api.[region]

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