Understanding the Usage Dashboard

How to view your API usage by cost or by activity

Updated over a week ago

What is the Usage Dashboard?

The Usage Dashboard displays your API usage during the current and past monthly billing cycles. To access the Usage Dashboard, navigate to the Usage tab located under your organization’s Settings, or by visiting https://platform.openai.com/account/usage.

The usage dashboard has two views: Cost and Activity. Depending on your current view, the Export button allows you to download the Cost or Activity data for your organization if you are an owner of an organization. Please note that you can export up to 60 days of data and the data may be delayed. All timestamps are based on UTC.

View by activity

The usage dashboard and usage export function exposes metrics on an API key level after turning on tracking. Please note that API Key created after Dec 20, 2023 have tracking turned on by default.

This makes it simple to view usage on a per feature, team, product, or project level by having separate API keys for each.

You can select and view the usage broken down by top users in your organization, and, if your organization is an enterprise customer with a consolidated billing structure, the top organizations by usage, and top API keys.

Is every single user's API key usage tracked in my organization?

APIs are associated at the user level instead of the org level for security reasons and can be found in the user Settings. API keys created after December 20, 2023 are tracked by default, and historical API keys can be opted-in to being tracked when the user enables tracking.

Because API keys are referenced by the Default Organization that the user belongs to, tracking will also only show up in the Default Organization's Usage Dashboard. This default can be update in the user Settings for a user belonging to multiple organization. In order for the admins of one organization to track all API keys generated by its users, each user needs to ensure that their API keys have tracking enabled and their Default Organization is set up to the same organization.

View by cost

In this view, you can monitor your daily costs, your monthly spend, and the credit grants for the current and previous months. Owners can also see past invoices here as well.

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