API Issues when sending key

Hi All,

I am trying to connect to the API but keep getting authentication issues.

Can someone please advise?

//$jsonurl = “https://api.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08117687”;
//$json = file_get_contents($jsonurl);

I am not sure how to send my key with the request?


Authentication is described in the getting started guide, along with some detailed discussions on this forum. Do a search on the forum for “authentication”, there is a whole heap of detailed help.

I have noticed that the API Explorer does not show all of the request headers that are sent, one of which is the Authentication header, which would perhaps have been helpful. I will have that looked at.

Here are some key topic posts that should help you authenticate correctly.

I would recommend posting any follow-up questions to the following post:

Best regards,