Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my own custom domain or subdomain?#

Yes, please refer to the documentation.

What are all the different 'keys' for?#

Deta offers 3 types of secrets / keys / tokens:

  1. Project Keys: This type of key interacts with both your data and your resources inside a project (currently allowing reads and writes for the project's Bases). A project key will be created for you when you create a project, and you can manage all of a project's keys from the 'Settings' option in any project's sidebar. If this key is leaked, the data stored in any of the connected project's Bases can be compromised.

  2. API Keys: This is an optional key to protect your Micro HTTP endpoint or to implement client-based rules. Creating API Keys from the Deta CLI is described here. Read more about API Keys here. If this key is leaked, your micro endpoint can be used by unwanted clients.

  3. Access Tokens: This token lets other programs manage (create, modify & delete) your Micros, Projects and Bases on your behalf. It's mainly used to let you have programmatic access to our API. Use cases: CI/CD, Gitpod, GitHub Actions. Information on Deta Access Tokens can be found here. If this key is leaked, your whole Deta account is compromised.

These types of keys are not unique to Deta; all other cloud providers use some variant of them.