In this article, we will show you how to create, configure, and connect your Liquid 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 Liquid
Log in to your Liquid account or create a new one.
2. Go to the My Profile page
From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to the Profile icon.
3. Proceed to the API tokens tab
On the top menu, find the API tokens tab and click on it.
Turn on 2FA if you haven't enabled it yet. Once you press the [Secure your account] button, you will be redirected to the Security tab.
4. Create an API key
Click on the [Create API Token] button.
5. 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 [Next].
Here is the list of required permissions:
Accounts - read
Executions - read
Orders - read and write
Positions - read and write
Trading Accounts - read and write
Withdrawals - off
IP Whitelist - empty
To finish creating a new API key, insert your 2FA code and click on the [Create Token] button.
6. Copy your API key and Secret key
Now your Liquid 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.
Your API key is the Token ID. Your Secret key is the Token Secret.
7. Go to Bitsgap > My Exchanges
Log in to your Bitsgap account and go to the My Exchanges page, where you can find an option to connect your Liquid account. Click [Add Exchange].
8. Select Liquid exchange from the list
From the pop-up window, you need to select Liquid. This will open a window where you can add your API keys for the Liquid exchange.
9. Enter your API key and Secret key
Paste your Liquid API key and Secret key, then click [Connect]. Now your Liquid 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?