Issue Connecting to Polygon

I am using the example and have followed all the instructions. When running I get the error:

Getting current ticker data…
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 396, in
run(get_tickers(), market_open, market_close)
File “”, line 49, in get_tickers
tickers = api.polygon.all_tickers()
File “/home/gferguson1815/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/alpaca_trade_api/polygon/”, line 212, in all_tickers
self.get(path, version=‘v2’)[‘tickers’]
File “/home/gferguson1815/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/alpaca_trade_api/polygon/”, line 35, in get
return self._request(‘GET’, path, params=params, version=version)
File “/home/gferguson1815/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/alpaca_trade_api/polygon/”, line 31, in _request
File “/home/gferguson1815/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/requests/”, line 940, in raise_for_status
raise HTTPError(http_error_msg, response=self)
requests.exceptions.HTTPError: 401 Client Error: Unauthorized for url:

I have a Polygon account but in the above I am using the API key from the Alpaca dashboard for paper trading.

How do I resolve?

just letting you know , i don’t believe you can use that in paper.

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Kris is correct. You cannot access polygon data through the Alpaca API with a paper trading account. You will need to open a live account and make sure to change your endpoint to

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I changed to live endpoint and regenerated the api key and the secret and still seeing same error. I have 15K in my account. does it need 25k? I dont think so.

i have the same issue. were you able to resolve it?