How to configure Bitmex API

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BitMEX is the first digital currency derivatives exchange and considered to be one of the biggest platforms in the world with a 24-hour trading volume of over 2.5 billion USD. BitMEX allows users to trade with high leverage, up to 100x on some contracts.

In order to connect your BitMEX account to TabTrader you’ll need to link your API keys in the Accounts section. 

If you already have a set of API keys, this article explains how to add your API account to TabTrader.

The following article will provide you with step-by-step instructions on creating API keys on BitMEX.  

Video guide for mobile

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How to create API keys

Log in to your BitMEX account.

Once you're logged in, click on your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen.

From the drop-down menu, select "API Keys".

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Bitmex: API Keys Settings

Enable the following permissions in the “Permissions” section:

Do not enable “Withdraw” permission.

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Bitmex: API permissions

Under "CIDR" you’ll be able to whitelist your device's IP addresses that are allowed to access your API key. 

If you don’t have a static IP address, you shouldn’t enable this option.

After selecting the permissions, place your 2FA 6-digit code and click on "Create API Key."

New API and Secret keys will be generated for you.

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Bitmex: API created

Copy and save the keys.

Now you’re ready to add these keys into TabTrader. 

Keep your API keys safe and never share them with anyone.

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