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BitMEX API Guide (Desktop)
BitMEX API Guide (Desktop)

The League of Traders guide on how to issue an API key through BitMEX for desktop.

Updated over a week ago

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  1. Log in to your Bitmex account and click on the profile icon to reveal a drop-down menu. Select "API Keys".

  2. Select the following permissions:

    • Name” - Customize the name of your API key, it will be visible only to you (optional).

    • "CIDR" - Blank.

    • "Key Permissions"

      • "Order" - Allows us to place orders on your behalf. Select this option if you plan to use League of Traders functions such as Copy Trading. Leave blank otherwise, and we will only see the data necessary for your portfolio.

    • "Withdraw" - Do not check box.

    • After following the above instructions, click "Create API Key".

  3. Copy the “ID” and “API Secret”, store this information somewhere safe.

    Note: The secret key will not appear again, so please be mindful. You could permanently lose access to your API key if you lose these codes.

    Connecting your API key to League of Traders

    Once you have successfully created your API key, connect it to your League of Traders account.

    1. Go to the League of Traders website and select “API” from your profile toolbar.

    2. On the API page, click “Connect an exchange” to link a new API key.

    3. Select BitMEX from the available exchanges.

    4. Enter your API key information and click “Register”.

    5. You will now see that your key was successfully added to your League of Traders account.

Well done! You’re ready to start using League of Traders’ best features. For additional guidance, consult our FAQ!

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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