How to configure Bybit API

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Bybit is a centralized cryptocurrency exchange established in 2018. There are over 290 digital currencies and 350 trading instruments available on the exchange. Bybit 24h average volume is at 250 million USD. Bybit offers the following markets: Perpetual Contracts, Futures, Inverse Futures, Options, and Spot. 

In order to connect your Bybit 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 Bybit.  

How to create API keys

Log in to your Bybit account on the Bybit website.

Click on your account icon in the top right corner of the screen and select "API Management" from the drop-down menu.

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Bybit: Dropdown Menu

Click on "Create New Key".

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Bybit: Create API

Select your API type.
Based on your preference, you can choose either of the two.

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Bybit: API types

Enable "Connect to Third-Party Application" and select TabTrader from the list.

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Bybit: API permissions

Down below, select the permissions.

Set the permissions for the API key: account information, order placement, position information.

Do not enable “Withdrawal” permission.

You can also whitelist your device’s IP addresses.

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

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Bybit: API permissions

Complete a 2FA security authentication.

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Bybit: API verification step

Copy and save the API and Secret keys and complete the process by confirmation "Understood".

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Bybit: API and Secret keys window

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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