Where do we store API_Dev_Key?

In designing both TinyURL and Pastebin an api_dev_key is passed to the read/write system APIs. The description for this parameter is “The API developer key of a registered account. This will be used to, among other things, throttle users based on their allocated quota.”

I don’t see any mention of where the table(s) to do this check are kept/anything about storage requirements for the dev keys. Can anyone help clear this up?

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Well I think not always you are going to have Dev_key, but in the case it exist I guess first you will need to login into the app and in some place you can get that.