Shared API Keys

Red has a central API key storage utilising the core bots config. This allows cog creators to add a single location to store API keys for their cogs which may be shared between other cogs.

There needs to be some consistency between cog creators when using shared API keys between cogs. To help make this easier service should be all lowercase and the key names should match the naming convetion of the API being accessed.


Twitch has a client ID and client secret so a user should be asked to input

[p]set api twitch client_id,1234ksdjf client_secret,1234aldlfkd

and when accessed in the code it should be done by

await"twitch", default={"client_id": None, "client_secret": None})

Each service has its own dict of key, value pairs for each required key type. If there’s only one key required then a name for the key is still required for storing and accessing.


[p]set api youtube api_key,1234ksdjf

and when accessed in the code it should be done by

await"youtube", default={"api_key": None})

Basic Usage

class MyCog:
    async def youtube(self, ctx, user: str):
        apikey = await"youtube", default={"api_key": None})
        if apikey["api_key"] is None:
            return await ctx.send("The YouTube API key has not been set.")
        # Use the API key to access content as you normally would