Can the search API key be public? October 20, 2023 10:58 Updated Yes. Search keys are designed to be public. If you'd like to secure your data, you should use a secured API key. You can read more about hiding your API keys here. Related articles How do I hide my API key? How does Algolia IP obfuscation work? How to enable Single Sign-on (SSO) on my account Can I have a list of Algolia IP addresses to allow on my firewall? Is Algolia a database?