Have an account on Bitsgap, but don't know how to connect your Cex.io exchange?
No worries, in this article we will show you how to create and configure your Cex.io 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 Cex.io
Log in to your Cex.io account or create a new one.
2. Go to Profile page
From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to Profile page.
3. Go to API tab
From your Account Settings click on API tab to proceed with key generation.
4. Match API key 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. When you are ready, please click [Generate Key].
Here is the list of required permissions:
- Account balance on
- Open orders on
- Open positions off
- Place order on
- Cancel order on
- *IP Address Filter leave blank
*To run Bitsgap service our platform using numerous IP addresses which cannot be whitelisted. Please do not use your home IP because it will restrict our platform to send any requests from your Bitsgap account to your Cex.io account.
5. Copy your Key, Secret, and User ID. Activate your key.
Now your Cex.io trading key is successfully created, you need to [Activate] and then it is ready to be connected to our platform! Please copy your Key, Secret, and User ID somewhere safe before you add it to Bitsgap.
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 Cex.io account. Click [New exchanges].
7. Select Cex.io exchange from the list
8. Enter your API key, Secret key and User ID
Paste your Cex.io API key, Secret key, User ID, and click [Connect]. Now your Cex.io 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?