- Enter Api Keys The basic bot setup uses four different apis to take its actions.
Some actions depend on these apis. For example, the action that posts a picture of a cat won’t work without the cat Api key. To get it working you’ll have to sign up for the cat api and enter the key in the control panel.
To Get the Cat Api Key
Go to the cat api website and sign up
Sign Up Here on the Cat Api Website
You will get an email with the key in it.
Deep AI API
The Deep AI API provides a text generator. The bot uses it to generate responses to posts.
To get the Deep AI API key,
Go to (https://deepai.org/) and click the ‘sign up’ button in the upper right.
Provide a valid email address.
They will email you a verification link.
Click the verification link.
You will then be logged in to the Deep AI website.
The code will be displayed on the Deep AI profile screen.
To get the Imgur api keys follow the 4 steps below
If you already have an account with Imgur, you can skip step 1.
Register an Imgur account
Log in to Imgur
Register an application on Imgur
Registering an application will get you the client_id and client_secret.
Go to this link: https://api.imgur.com/oauth2/addclient
You’ll need to log in with your imgur account if you haven’t already.
To register the application type the application name.
It can be anything. I suggest something like “saForumsBot”
Select “OAuth 2 authorization without a callback URL”.
Skip the Authorization callback url and website fields.
Fill in the email and description fields.
Do the captcha if there is one.
Copy and paste the client_id and client_secret into the fields on this screen.
The client_id is used to upload images “anonymously”, meaning they don’t go into one of the named albums on the account.
- Click the “Get Token” button to use your Imgur username and password to get the access token
The access token is used to upload images to albums.
Get Twitter API Keys
Twitter documentation 1: Application-only authentication and OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token
Twitter documentation 2: Application-only authentication and OAuth 2.0 Bearer Token
Follow these 6 steps to get the authentication codes that you need to make your bot work with Twitter.
You need to sign up for twitter, if you haven’t already.
Sign Up for Twitter Developer Account
Then you need to sign up for a twitter developer account.
After you sign up, you’ll need to verify your account by clicking a link that Twitter will email you.
You’ll also have to provide a phone number.
Create an App
Go to the Twitter developer dashboard and create an app.
Get the ‘Consumer Key’ and the Consumer Secret’ Click the ‘Details’ button for the app.
Click on ‘Keys and Tokens’.
Get the consumer key and consumer secret for the app.
Copy and paste the consumer key and consumer secret into the fields on this page.
You also need the bearer token
To get the bearer token, I suggest you use the built in button in the bot control panel.
You can also read through the twitter documentation to figure out how to get it.