Unlocking the Power of ChatGPT: A Guide to Using the OpenAI API

The OpenAI library provides a simple and convenient way to interact with the ChatGPT model through the OpenAI API.

How to get OpenAPI API Key?

You can get an API key to access the OpenAI API, including the ChatGPT model, by signing up for an account on the OpenAI website. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Go to the OpenAI website at https://beta.openai.com/signup/
  2. Fill out the registration form with your personal information and email address.
  3. Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive an email with a link to activate your account.
  4. After activating your account, you will be able to log in to the OpenAI developer portal.
  5. On the developer portal, you will be able to create an API key by clicking on the “Create API Key” button.
  6. Once you have created an API key, you will be able to use it to make requests to the OpenAI API.
  7. As part of the sign-up process, you will be asked to agree with the terms of service and indicate your intended use for the API key, please be sure to read and comply with the terms of service.

Install openapi library in python?

You can install the OpenAI library in Python by using the pip package manager. The library can be installed by running the following command in your command prompt or terminal:

pip install openai

This command will install the latest version of the OpenAI library, which can be used to interact with the OpenAI API and access the ChatGPT model.

Alternatively, you can also specify a specific version of the library by running the command:

pip install openai==x.x.x

Where x.x.x is the version number you want to install.

Once the library is installed, you can import it in your Python script and use it to interact with the OpenAI API.

It’s worth noting that you will also need to install openai_secret_manager library, which is used to manage the API key securely. You can install it by running the following command:

pip install openai_secret_manager

After installing the library, you need to add your OpenAI API key to the `openai_secret_manager to be able to make requests.

And that’s it! You should now have the OpenAI library installed and ready to use in your Python script.


Once you have installed the OpenAI library and added your API key to openai_secret_manager, you can use it to interact with the ChatGPT model by making requests to the OpenAI API.

Here’s an example of how you can use the library to generate text using the model:

import openai_secret_manager

# Get the API key
secrets = openai_secret_manager.get_secrets("openai")
api_key = secrets["api_key"]

# Import the OpenAI library
import openai

# Configure the API client
openai.api_key = api_key

# Define the prompt
prompt = "What is the meaning of life?"

# Send the request to the API
response = openai.Completion.create(

# Print the generated text

The above code uses the openai.Completion.create() method to send a request to the API with the prompt “What is the meaning of life?”, the max_tokens parameter sets the maximum number of tokens that the model will generate in its response and the temperature parameter controls the level of randomness in the generated text (lower temperature will generate more conservative text, higher temperature will generate more creative text).

The API returns a response in JSON format, which includes the generated text. You can then use this text in your application as you see fit.

In this example we are using the text-davinci-002 engine, which is the most capable and general-purpose of the GPT-3.

How to add API key to openai_secret_manager?

You can add your API key to openai_secret_manager by following these steps:

  1. Make sure you have the openai_secret_manager library installed in your environment, if not you can install it check above steps to install it.
  2. Create a new file in your project directory named secrets.yml and add the following content:
    api_key: 'YOUR_API_KEY'

Where YOUR_API_KEY is the API key that you received from OpenAI after signing up for an account.

  1. Run the command openai_secret_manager init to initialize the secret manager and store the secrets.
  2. To check if the key has been added correctly, you can run the command openai_secret_manager list to list all the secrets added to the manager.

Now, you can use the openai_secret_manager library to get the API key in your code and use it to interact with the OpenAI API.

import openai_secret_manager

# Get the API key
secrets = openai_secret_manager.get_secrets("openai")
api_key = secrets["api_key"]

# Use the API key to authenticate with the OpenAI API
openai.api_key = api_key

This way you can keep the API key secure, by not adding it directly to your code, and you can also easily change the key or update it without modifying your code.

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