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Welcome

Welcome to the Privy docs! The documentation contains everything you need to get started using Privy's API. Want to try Privy? Get your API key!

What is Privy?

Privy is a simple API that enables you to manage user data off-chain (e.g. their name, email address or KYC information). Privy helps you get rid of data silos and protect your users: you don't have to store or custody sensitive data yourself.

What if storing user data safely was literally as easy as storing it unencrypted in a database? Privy takes care of all the heavy lifting for you (client-side auth and encryption, key management, permissions handling) so you no longer have to worry about a data breach, accidentally leaking user data internally, or siloing it away.

Privy bridges web2 and web3 data so you can build delightful products and your users can stay in control of their information. The data is always encrypted client-side so Privy never sees it.

Privy handles storage, encryption, and access control so you can reclaim valuable development time and get back to building products that delight your users.

Learn more about how Privy works.

Start Building!

Integrating Privy into your app takes just a few lines of code. Use the Quickstart guide to get started, check out common use cases or jump straight into the API References.

The Privy API is RESTful. It has intuitive, resource-oriented URLs, accepts JSON request bodies and returns JSON.

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