Bring-your-own-key is a term that represents the operating model where the user brings their own API keys. By doing this, we avoid the overhead of centrally managing AI token usage which keeps our operating costs low, meanwhile you benefit from unlimited access, dedicated limits and extremely cost-effective usage.
In practice, you pay us for using our software and you pay OpenAI for any AI usage you incur. It works out very cost-effective when compared to plans where the AI usage is included in the plan price.
This means that you will need to have a paid OpenAI API account with billing enabled
. Settings up an OpenAI account and getting hold of an API key is super simple, and we will guide your through the entire process.
You should also ensure that your rate limits
are sufficient to use Machined, we require a minimum of 200 RPM
and 50,000 TPM
limits for the gpt-3.5-turbo
models. You can check your rate limits for your account at https://platform.openai.com/account/rate-limits
Read more about how bring-your-own-key
works in our docs.