Introducing Vault

Vault is designed to securely store provider API keys (from OpenAI and future providers) and offers a seamless integration with Helicone proxy keys for enhanced management.

How does Vault work?

  1. Add a Provider Key: Start by adding your provider API key. For instance, if you’re using OpenAI, you’d add your OpenAI key. Assign a unique name to this provider key for easy identification.
  2. Generate a Proxy Key: Create a proxy key and give it a name. Helicone will then generate a unique proxy key for you. This proxy key acts as an authorization Bearer token when making requests.

Benefits of Using Vault

  • Simplified Key Management: Send just one key to Helicone, eliminating the need to manage both a Helicone auth and an OpenAI key.
  • Enhanced Security: Distribute Helicone keys, ensuring users interact through our Helicone proxy.
  • Prevent Bypass: No need to distribute OpenAI keys directly, which could let users bypass our valuable logging and monitoring.

Important Notes

  • Multiple Proxy Keys: It’s possible to have several proxy keys mapped to one provider key. This flexibility can be especially useful for large teams or segmented projects.
  • Safekeeping: Ensure you copy and safely store the generated proxy key right away. It uses one-way hashing, meaning if you lose it, you’ll need to generate a new one.
  • Performance: There’s a minor increase in latency on requests since Helicone validates the proxy key auth before retrieving the actual provider key. This step ensures enhanced security and proper routing.

Watch the Demo!

For a visual guide on how Vault works, check out our video demo.