It’s important to note that our API and backend SDK are intended for use exclusively in server-side applications. Attempting to use them in a client-side application will result in Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) errors. This restriction ensures the security and integrity of our services.


Authentication for the Novu API involves the use of an API Key, which is a secure credential that is tied to your Novu account. This key should be included in the header of the request in the Authorization field as a string prefixed with ‘ApiKey ‘.

--header 'Authorization: ApiKey <NOVU_API_KEY>'

For example, when using Novu in a Node.js application, the Novu package should be imported and initialized with the API key, as shown in this snippet:

import { Novu } from "@novu/node";
const novu = new Novu("<NOVU_API_KEY>");

Replace <NOVU_API_KEY> with your actual API Key, available in the API Key section of the Novu Dashboard.

It is advised not to hardcode your credentials in a file in production environments. Use environment variables instead.

API Endpoints

Novu provides a multitude of API endpoints that enable a variety of functionalities. the base URL for the Novu API is

We offer two API options: the US API and the EU API. By default, our API documentation refers to the US API, which can be accessed at:

If you require the EU version, you can access it here:

For instance, to get tenant information, the endpoint to use would include the tenant’s identifier and look like this{identifier}.