How to generate, find and use a chocolatey API Key

(Useful if you are publishing a package)

(This is a made up APIkey for example purposes... if it happens to be yours I am sorry, and quite surprised) -- fddb4ab2-3149-3620-c89d-18aca1c87a55

To generate or find your chocolatey api key, go to: https://chocolatey.org/account

There you will see a message like this:

choco apikey --key fddb4ab2-3149-3620-c89d-18aca1c87a55 --source https://push.chocolatey.org/

The first command sets the apikey you are using for a given source. It is encrypted, encoded and stored in your chocolatey config file, here:

C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\config\chocolatey.config

Which will say something like...

<chocolatey>
<apiKeys>
    <apiKeys source="https://push.chocolatey.org/" key="Huge nasty base64 encoded encrypted apikey"
    />
  </apiKeys>
</chocolatey>

Earlier I was getting this error message:

ACTION: Please update your apikey to use
  'https://push.chocolatey.org/'
 instead of
  'https://chocolatey.org/'.
 The latter source url is now considered deprecated and will not be
 checked as the default source in Chocolatey v1.0. For details, run
 `choco apikey -?`

I read the help at choco apikey -? and read everything online... it was only when I went to https://chocolatey.org/account and found that command above, including my apikey, and ran it... that the problem was resolved.

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