# Getting started with the Seismic SDK beta
In this article:
To install this package:
pip install cognite-seismic-sdk
# Client setup and authentication
All data in CDF are stored in a CDF tenant, identified by a project name. To specify the project or tenant to work on, set the COGNITE_PROJECT environment variable or use the project keyword argument to the CogniteSeismicClient constructor.
The preferred way to authenticate against the Cognite API is by setting the COGNITE_API_KEY environment variable. All examples in this documentation require that the variable has been set.
$ export COGNITE_PROJECT = example-project $ export COGNITE_API_KEY = <your-api-key>
You can also pass your API key directly to the CogniteClient.
>>> from cognite.seismic import CogniteSeismicClient >>> client = CogniteSeismicClient(project = "example-project", api_key="<your-api-key>")
# What's next?
To learn more about the Seismic SDK, see the SDK reference documentation (opens new window).