Makersuit - create api key

Hi all,

I have recently completed the Pair programming with a LLM short course, and I was interested in using PaLM and obtaining an api key from Maker Suit. However, when I tried to log in to with my google account, I received an error message saying “Access is denied!”. I am not sure why this happened. Does anybody else have the same issue? Where can I get help to resolve that?


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I faced the same problem, it is a pity because I really want to use the PaLM capabilities directly from my code.

I asked Bard about the error and this is what it answered:

The PaLM API is currently only available through MakerSuite. However, Google is planning to make the PaLM API available to a wider audience in the future. In the meantime, you can sign up for the waitlist to be notified when the PaLM API becomes available.

In the meantime, you can use other Google Cloud APIs, such as the Natural Language API and the Cloud Vision API, to perform a variety of natural language processing tasks.

Certainly, this should be the message shown when we try to access MakerSuit, instead of a cold and confusing “Access restricted” and no further explanation.


Thank you very much for the response, Choutos. You are right, they should have provided the user a helpful message.

Thanks for that, was trying to figure out what went wrong for hours now.
Would have been nice if they’d mentioned that in the course too.

I see, I was testing myself as well, it worked well but some minutes later, it started with some error, maybe for high traffic or something with the PALM API :speak_no_evil::speak_no_evil::speak_no_evil:
I enjoyed the option of “improving my code”, it is working better now!