Amazon API Gateway REST API Reference


Changes an API key properties, including the description, enabled, and name properties.

HTTP Request

PATCH /apikeys/<api_Key>

Request Body

  "patchOperations" : [ {
    "op" : "String",
    "path" : "String",
    "value" : "String",
    "from" : "String"
  } ]

Request Body Fields

The request accepts the following fields in JSON format.

  • patchOperations
  • A list of update operations to be applied to the specified resource and in the order specified in this list.

    • op
    • An update operation to be performed with this PATCH request. The valid value can be "add", "remove", or "replace". Not all valid operations are supported for a given resource. Support of the operations depends on specific operational contexts. Attempts to apply an unsupported operation on a resource will return an error message.

    • path
    • The op operation's target, as identified by a JSON Pointer value that references a location within the targeted resource. For example, if the target resource has an updateable property of {"name":"value"}, the path for this property is /name. If the name property value is a JSON object (e.g., {"name": {"child/name": "child-value"}}), the path for the child/name property will be /name/child~1name. Any slash ("/") character appearing in path names must be escaped with "~1", as shown in the example above. Each op operation can have only one path associated with it.

    • value
    • The new target value of the update operation. When using AWS CLI to update a property of a JSON value, enclose the JSON object with a pair of single quotes in a Linux shell, e.g., '{"a": ...}'. In a Windows shell, see Using JSON for Parameters.

    • from
    • Not supported.




The following table shows the supported and unsupported op operations for updateable ApiKey properties of the specified path values.

Updateable property path op = add op = replace op = remove
/customerId Not supported Supported Not supported
/description Not supported Supported Not supported
/enabled Not supported Supported Not supported
/labels Supported Not supported Supported
/name Not supported Supported Not supported
/stages Supported Not supported Supported

Error Codes

The following exception may be thrown when the request fails.

  • UnauthorizedException
  • NotFoundException
  • TooManyRequestsException
  • BadRequestException

For detailed error code information, including the corresponding HTTP Status Codes, see API Gateway Error Codes

Example: Update the name of an API key


PATCH /apikeys/hzYAVO9Sg98nsNh65VfX81M84O2kyXVy6K1xwHD7 HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
X-Amz-Date: 20170223T225538Z
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential={access_key_ID}/20170223/us-east-1/apigateway/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-length;content-type;host;x-amz-date, Signature={sig4_hash}

  "patchOperations" : [ {
    "op" : "replace",
    "path" : "/name",
    "value" : "my_first_api_key"
  } ]

The successful response returns the 200 OK status code and a payload similar to the following:

  "_links": {
    "curies": {
      "href": "{rel}.html&quot;,
      "name": "apikey",
      "templated": true
    "self": {
      "href": "/apikeys/hzYAVO9Sg98nsNh65VfX81M84O2kyXVy6K1xwHD7"
    "apikey:delete": {
      "href": "/apikeys/hzYAVO9Sg98nsNh65VfX81M84O2kyXVy6K1xwHD7"
    "apikey:update": {
      "href": "/apikeys/hzYAVO9Sg98nsNh65VfX81M84O2kyXVy6K1xwHD7"
  "createdDate": "2015-11-06T23:51:03Z",
  "enabled": true,
  "id": "hzYAVO9Sg98nsNh65VfX81M84O2kyXVy6K1xwHD7",
  "lastUpdatedDate": "2016-06-08T22:55:38Z",
  "name": "my_first_api_key",
  "stageKeys": [

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