27.1 bing configure


A free Bing key is available from the Bing Maps Portal allowing some number of free transactions. After obtaining the key you can run the configure command which will prompt for the key. The key will be saved to file to reduce the need for repeated authentication requests.

The first time you will be asked to enter the key:

$ ml configure bing

Private information is required to access this service.
See the README for more details.

Please paste your Bing Maps key: *************************

That information has been saved into the file:


If the file containing the key already exists, you will be given a chance to display or edit the file, or else to use/load the key from that file:

$ ml configure bing

The following file has been found and is assumed to
contain the private information.


Use this private information ('d' to display, 'n' to update) [Y/d/n]? 

The default response is Y (i.e., yes, and either y or Y, noting that in MLHub the default answer is the one capitalised, and will be used if you just press Enter). If you’d like to have a look at the key first then enter d (i.e., display) then Enter. To enter new information enter n (i.e., respond no to using the current private information and so be prompted for a new key).

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