Request for assistance with 403 error in OpenAI API

Hello OpenAI Developer Community,

I am having trouble with the OpenAI API and am reaching out for assistance. I have implemented the API in my Python code, but am encountering a 403 error when making the request. I have double checked and confirmed that my API key is correct, but am still unable to access the API.

Here is the code that I am using:

import json
import requests

Load the test data from the JSON file

with open(‘test_data.json’, ‘r’) as f:
data = json.load(f)

Update the URL with the correct endpoint for the OpenAI API

url = “

Update the headers with the correct Content-Type and API key

headers = {
‘Content-Type’: ‘application/json’,
‘Authorization’: ‘Bearer ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ABOykrcC’

Make a post request to the OpenAI API with the data and headers

response =, headers=headers, json=data)

Check if the response is successful

if response.status_code == 200:
# Extract the test outline from the response
test_outline = response.json()[‘choices’][0][‘text’]

# Write the test outline to a file
with open('test_outline.txt', 'w') as f:

# Print an error message if the request fails
print(f’Request failed with status code: {response.status_code}')

I would greatly appreciate any help or guidance in resolving this issue. Thank you for your time and support.

Best regards,

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