In this article, we will show you a step by step instruction on how to successfully create and activate your Coinbase Pro API Key. If you follow this guide correctly, you will be able to connect your exchange account to Bitsgap.


Note: Bitsgap has no access to your funds, and it belongs to your exchange wallet. We will NOT accept any API Key with withdrawal permission enabled.


Step 1: Log in to your Coinbase Pro account and navigate to API page

Log in to your Coinbase Pro account at https://pro.coinbase.com, and select API from the drop-down menu in the upper right. Click on "API Settings" and proceed to the next step. Please be aware that some steps might be changed over time, so carefully follow instructions provided by an exchange. It may require you to set 2FA in advance, or unlock this option via email.


Step 2: Configure permissions and confirm API key generation

It is necessary to have a correct API key configuration before you try to connect it to your Bitsgap account. Please make sure that your permissions allow to View and Trade as shown below. Please enter and save passphrase - it is an additional security key used to unlock operations via API. When you are ready, assign any label name you want and click the "Create API Key" button.


Important: Transfer permission should be DISABLED. Otherwise, for security reasons, we will not connect it to your Bitsgap account.


Step 3: Receive your Coinbase Pro API key and add it to Bitsgap

After you confirmed API key generation, you will get a pop-up window with API Secret Key. Please save it somewhere safe, as you won't be able to see it again after. Feel free to close this window after.


In your API Settings Tab, you will need to copy your API Key. You can access this tab at any time. Log in to your Bitsgap account and proceed to "My Exchanges" page where you need to find Coinbase Pro and enter your API Key and Secret Key in specified fields. More details in How to connect your exchange account to Bitsgap via API? 


Important: Withdraw permission should be DISABLED. Otherwise, for security reasons, we will not connect it to your Bitsgap account.


Well done! Now you have successfully created and added your Coinbase Pro API key to Bitsgap and you are ready to discover limitless possibilities in cryptocurrency trading!


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