Have an account on Bitsgap, but don't know how to connect your Okex exchange?
No worries, in this article we will show you how to create and configure your Okex API key so you can connect your exchange account to Bitsgap!
What do you get by connecting your exchange account to Bitsgap
With Bitsgap you will have access to the all-in-one trading platform where you can connect all your cryptocurrency exchange accounts under one unified interface. You will be able to do exactly what you would do on your regular exchange account but with some really cool trading tools!
How do you connect your exchange account and what is API key?
Every exchange has an option to create a unique API key for an account. This API key will allow us to communicate with your exchange account and process your trading from the Bitsgap interface.
Consider it as your username and password but limited to check your balance and execute your trading decisions. By using the API key you will not give any information about yourself nor any access to change your account settings or perform withdrawals. Everything will be limited based on your API settings.
1. Log in to Okex
Log in to your Okex account or create a new one.
2. Go to API page
From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to API page.
3. Create a V3 API Key
Click [Create V3 API Key] to proceed.
4. Label your API key and match permissions
Edit your permissions as in the example below. These permissions will allow us to read your history, current balance and execute trades on your exchange account. Also enter any passphrase from 6 to 32 symbols and remember it. It will be required to connect your Okex account to Bitsgap.
Here is the list of required permissions:
- Read Only on by default
- Withdraw off
- Trade on
- Link IP Address leave blank
5. Copy your API key, Secret key and passphrase
Now your Okex trading key is successfully created and ready to be connected to our platform! Please copy your API key, Secret key and passphrase somewhere safe before you add it to Bitsgap.
To access them, click the [View] option on your Okex My API page.
6. Go to Bitsgap > My Exchanges
Log in to your Bitsgap account and go to My Exchanges page where you can find an option to connect your Okex account. Click [Add Exchange].
7. Select okex exchange from the list
From the pop-up window you need to select okex. This will open you a window where you can add your API keys for Okex exchange.
8. Enter your API key and Secret key
Paste your Okex API key, Secret key, passphrase and click [Connect]. Now your Okex account has been successfully connected and you are all set!
Want to know more about what you can do on Bitsgap? Check our other article - What is Bitsgap?