Create API Keys and Authenticate to OpenAI Using Python

This blog post will show you how to create API keys for the OpenAI platform and access and generate responses.


Before you start, make sure you head to the OpenAI website and resgister for an account. Once you are registered under settings you will find the API keys section where you can create a new API key.


To authenticate to OpenAI using Python, you can use the openai library. First, you will need to install the library by running pip install openai in your command line. For more details about this process this blog post.

After you install the library, you need to authenticate to the OpenAI API by setting the openai.api_key to your API key:

import openai
openai.api_key = "YOUR_API_KEY"

You can then use the openai library to call the API and use its features, such as generating text or language translation.

response = openai.Completion.create(
prompt='List the countries in North America',

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