how to get Bing API Key

risolandr 5 Reputation points

Hi everyone

I wish I could be able to submit some queries (using python) and in order to do this,

i need to get a free Bing API key. Unfortunately there's a lot of confusion in all the things I was able to find on Internet and the big one is: Is there any difference between Bing API MAPS key and Bing API Key? If no, why was I obliged to signup in Azure if you can access to bingmaster portal?

But anyway, the big question is:

Can anyone tell me how to generate one?

I'm newbie on Azure and I have no idea about it.


Bing Web Search
Bing Web Search
A Bing service that gives you enhanced search details from billions of web documents.
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  1. romungi-MSFT 42,791 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @risolandr If you are planning to use the Bing search API then you will need to create the bing web search resource from Azure portal and then navigate to your resource's keys & endpoint blade to retrieve the keys. You can follow this quickstart to create a resource and use python to run a search query. Thanks!!

    I do not have any experience using bing maps. So, I will add the maps tag to this thread for other users to comment.

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