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I have a website running with an old CartoDB account and I would like to make some improvements.

With the arrival of CARTO BUILDER, I lost the opportunity to share layers and thus be able to use carto.js

I understand when reading carto.js 4.0 that it is no longer possible to use it with a free account, since you need an API key to use it, but I am not sure.

Can anyone confirm me this?

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You can use CARTO.js with a free account and public datasets, just put any string in the API key parameter. If you check any of the examples from the documentation you'll see that for the API key parameter a dumb YOUR_API_KEY value is passed.

Mind that CARTO.js v4 is not officially released, and there will be also changes in ENGINE with a new authorization API, but at this moment not much more detail can be provided.

  • Jorge, just tried and works great! Muchas gracias :) – fototropia Mar 7 '18 at 0:28
  • Excellent, please mark the question then as resolved ☺️ – Jorge Sanz Mar 8 '18 at 21:07

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