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    Your Account

    Your CARTO account options contain all of the information necessary for managing your account. You can view and edit your profile information, view the details of your account plan and connect to external data sources, request an API Key to protect your data, and view the details of your billing invoices and data usage.

    How to Access your Account Options

    You can access your account options from your dashboard, or from your public profile page, in Carto.

    • From your dashboard, select Your account (or Your API keys) from your avatar drop-down menu

      Access account options from dashboard

    • Optionally, if you are on your public profile page, select Account settings (or Your API keys) from your avatar drop-down menu

      Access account options from public profile

      The page refreshes, displaying the account options to the left and your data usage on top.

    • Click the different options to refresh the view and display the related account settings

      Acount options

    Each of the available account options are described below.


    Access your profile information to edit your public profile settings.

    Acount profile options

    Profile options include the ability to:

    • Change your avatar image
    • Edit your public profile name
    • Share any personal websites, your location, your Twitter Username, or your Disque Shortname
    • Indicate that you are available for hire, which automatically includes a link to your email on your public profile page

    Click SAVE CHANGES after editing any of your profile settings.


    Access your account settings to edit your account plan details.

    Acount settings

    Account options include the ability to:

    • Edit your account username, associated email address, change your password
    • View and edit your account type and billing plan

      Note: If you change your account plan, charges will be pro-rated.

      Tip: If you are using a free-trial, you can change or upgrade your account by viewing the details of your account (this redirects you to the billing options of your account). Once you create an account for evaluating a free-trial of Carto, you have fourteen days to experiment with different account types.

    • Connect (or disconnect) to external data sources

      Note: The external data sources that appear are managed by Carto. Connect an external service to link it to your account. For details about how to connect to external data sources, see the Connect Dataset procedure.

    Click SAVE CHANGES after editing any of your account settings.

    Delete your account

    You can delete your account through the account options page. Contact us if you have any questions before deleting your account.

    Note: Deleting your account permanently removes all of your maps and datasets, they cannot be recovered.

    API Key

    Access your API Key, which is uniquely generated for your account. When you use the CARTO Engine to request data, you can manage how your data is updated (write access), or protected, (read-only access).

    Note: API Keys are only available for certain account plans. Contact us if you have any questions about enabling the API Keys for your account.


    Your API Key includes the ability to:

    • View, and copy, your API Key

      Tip: Click the link icon, located inside the Your API Key field, to copy the API Key to the clipboard. This is helpful if you need to paste your API Key into a line of code of an API command.

    • Request a new API Key

      Note: When you click Request a new API key, a confirmation dialog appears. Click REGENERATE API KEY to continue. Note that you will have to update any of your deployed applications that call your API, to include the new API Key.

      Regenerate api

    • View example syntax of how your API Key can be formatted to include write access to portions of your data

    • View example syntax of how your API Key can be formatted to keep portions of your data read-only and private

    Note: Your API Key is confidential and should not be shared. Anyone who has access to your API Key can apply changes to how your data is accessed.


    Access the billing information for your account. (There is also a shortcut to your billing plan directly from the Account settings). You can change or upgrade your plan, view past invoices, and edit payment information.

    Billing Plan

    See our Pricing Plans for details about all of our plans. Each plan includes different features and storage quotas.

    • Click CHANGE PLAN to view and change the account type for your plan

    • View any invoices related to your account

    • Click Edit payment data to edit payment or billing details for your account

    Tip: See the following general rules about changing or upgrading your account. For complete details, see our Terms of Service or contact Sales.

    • If you change or upgrade your account, charges are pro-rated. Your first invoice only displays charges for the days remaining in the billing period.

    • You may experience extra charges, besides the monthly cost of your plan, if you exceed the geocoding quota or map views allocated for your account type, as defined in our Terms of Service. Your data usage is displayed in every section of the account options.

    • A free trial enables you to evaluate CARTO for 14 days. Once you upgrade from a free plan to a paid plan, a monthly billing period is set for your account. Each month, you will receive an email invoice with a description of services, and the charges for that billing period.