Tutorial On How To Get An OpenAI API Key
To get your own OpenAI API key, follow the steps below:
If you don't already have an OpenAI account, navigate to the OpenAI Platform Webpage.
You'll find a "Sign Up" button at the top right corner of the website. Click it and fill in your details to create your account.
After signing up, you'll receive an email from OpenAI to confirm your account. Open the email and click the verification link.
Once your account is verified, return to the OpenAI website and click the "Log In" button. Enter your username and password.
After logging in, in the top right corner of your screen, you'll see your account name. Click it to open a dropdown menu and select "View API keys."
In the API keys section, you'll find a button that says "Create new secret key." Click it to create a new API key.
A popup will appear, asking you to name your secret API key. Make sure to choose a name that helps you remember its purpose. After naming it, click the "Create secret key" button.
You'll now see the generated secret key. Copy it, we'll need it to paste it in PulsarChat later. Remember to keep it secure because you won't be able to retrieve it later for security reasons. This key is essential for authenticating your applications with OpenAI's services.
OpenAI charges for API usage, so if you haven't set up a payment method, your newly created API key won't work. To do this, click "Billing" in the left menu, then select "Payment methods."
On the payment methods screen, click "Add payment method." Enter your credit card and billing details in the pop-up box, then click "Submit."
A box will pop up where you can enter your credit card and billing details. Click Submit once you've entered your information.
Now that billing is set up, it's wise to set usage limits to control your monthly spending on the API. Click "Usage limits" on the left menu, enter figures for hard and soft usage limits, and click "Save."
You now have OpenAI API Key that is ready to be used. Read further to learn how can you use this key with PulsarChat.
Go to chat.pulsarchat.com and click "API Key" (If not visible, open the sidebar)
Paste the copied API key in the input box. You can keep your OpenAI Key secure by entering a password, but doing so is optional. If you choose to do so, you'll need to enter the password the first time you open Pulsarchat or reload the page. Click "Save API Keys" to finish.
That's it! You're now ready to start chatting with PulsarChat!