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Connect Kraken futures account

To enable Cryptobasistrade to interact with your account on Kraken in a secure way you need to create API keys for your account on the exchange. These keys allow the Cryptobasistrade platform to obtain information on the balances in your Kraken account when you check your Portfolio dashboard as well as to place orders on the exchange when you are using the Trader tool.

Note that Cryptobasistrade does not store your account information such as balances and only accesses your account when you are actively using the Portfolio dashboard or Trader.

Step 1

If you do not already have an account on Kraken, create it on Kraken website.

Step 2

Navigate to Kraken Pro interface.

Alternative ways to log in to futures trading are described here.

Step 3

Go to your account API settings

Step 4

In the “Futures trading API” section, click “Create API key”.

Choose the following permissions:

General API – Full access

Withdrawal API – No access

Cryptobasistrade will never ask you to enable Withdrawal permissions.

Step 5

Click “Generate key”.

Copy the API key and the Secret key and add them to your Cryptobasistrade account.

Step 6

Check that you have correctly added the keys by verifying your exchange balances in Portfolio dashboard on the Cryptobasistrade platform.

If you do not have any balance in Kraken futures account or you do have a balance, but do not see it in Portfolio dashboard, check User logs. In either case, open the Portfolio dashboard on Cryptobasistrade first so that the platform can interact with the exchange.