The OpenAI API key is your “ticket” to use OpenAI’s GPT-4, GPT-3.5 and other AI models with other websites or apps. For example I use MacGPT, WordGalaxy, GPT for Sheets and some other tools. And you probably ended up here because you were also asked for an OpenAI API key.
The quick guide goes like this: If you already have an OpenAI account, just click on this link and you come directly to the subpage of your account where the API keys are managed.
If you don't have an OpenAI account yet, you can follow the guide below, which will also describe how to do that too.
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Step 1: Register with OpenAI
The first step in creating your OpenAI API key is to register with OpenAI. Visit the OpenAI website and click on the “Sign up” button. You will be prompted to enter your email address and create a password.
Step 2: Go to “API Keys” in the account
After you have logged in, you can click on the "API Keys" area via your account and see and delete the keys that have already been created. You can also create a new API key using the “Create new secret” button.
Step 3: Create the API Key
On the following page you will find the point “Create new secret key”. This secret key is the API key that you will be asked for elsewhere.
Step 4: Use your API Key
Now that you have your API Key, you can use it to make requests to the OpenAI API via other tools. Make sure you keep your key safe and don't share it with others, otherwise other people with the key can use GPT at your expense.
Creating an OpenAI API Key is a simple process that gives you access to OpenAI's powerful AI models. With your API Key, you can use the OpenAI API to do a variety of tasks, from text generation to translation and more.
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