How to create and set up HitBTC API key
In this article, we will show you how to create, configure, and connect your HitBTC API key to the Bitsgap platform.
Bitsgap is a trading platform that allows you to work with numerous cryptocurrency exchanges from a unified interface with access to additional tools that are not available on the exchange.
All trading operations are created and processed by using an exchange API key which is unique for every user. An API key is a safe and reliable way to use a platform because it does not give access to your personal data and prevents any funds management (withdrawals & deposits).
1. Log in to HitBTC
Log in to your HitBTC account or create a new one.
2. Go to the Settings page
From your account settings (top-right corner), navigate to the Settings icon.
3. Proceed to the API tab
On the top menu, find the API tab and click on it.
4. Create an API key
Click on the [New API key] button.
5. Copy your API key and Secret key
Now your HitBTC trading key is successfully created and ready to be connected to our platform! Please, copy your API key and Secret key somewhere safe before you add them to Bitsgap.
6. Match API key restrictions
Edit restrictions on your API key so our platform receives access to process your trading activity on your HitBTC account. Please enable permissions as shown below and follow the instructions.
Here is the list of required permissions:
- Status on (active by default)
- Order book, History, Spot balance on
- Place/cancel orders on
- Payment information on
- Withdrawal cryptocurrencies off
- IP Whitelist - disabled
Once done, press [Save].
7. Enter 2FA code
To proceed with API creation, enter a 2FA code that you will find in your Authenticator app. When the code is inserted, click [Confirm].
8. Check your email
In your email inbox, you will find an email from HitBTC. Open it and follow the confirmation link to enable the Place/cancel orders permission for your key.
9. Go to Bitsgap > My Exchanges
Log in to your Bitsgap account and go to the My Exchanges page. Click [Add new exchange].
10. Select HitBTC exchange and enter your API info
From the pop-up window, you need to select HitBTC. This will open a window where you can add your API key and Secret key, then click [Connect].
11. Connection check
If everything is done correctly, you will see HitBTC added to the list of your connected exchanges with the Connected status and the trading balance available on your account.
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