You do not need to ask for a public API key, in order to get one you just have to register in VirusTotal Community (top right hand side of VirusTotal). Once registered, sign in into your account and you will find your public API in the corresponding menu item under your user name.
Articles in this section
- What is the difference between the public API and the private API?
- Please give me an API key
- How consumption quotas are handled
- I want to automate scans, what should I do?
- The 4 requests/minute limitation of the Public API is too low for me, how can I have access to a higher quota?
- I integrated the public API in free software, the default request rate is too low to attend all my users