API Key for application rather than a user?

Hi,

I’m a noob here, so I apologize if this is a basic question.

I’m using the REST API to send a JQL query to retrieve our release notes from a JIRA custom field by release. I’ve got it working with my App key that I generated on my JIRA account; however, for obvious reasons I don’t want to tie it to my personal App key for production.

What is the standard practice for a standalone app key? I’ve been unable to find that.

I’m open to other suggestions as well.