How to create and setup Poloniex API key

Seamless Integration: Establishing Poloniex API Key for Your Spot Account in DarkBot – A Comprehensive Setup Guide.

In this article, we will show you how to create, configure, and connect your Poloniex API key to the Darkbot platform. DarkBot is a trading platform that allows you to work with numerous cryptocurrency exchanges from a unified interface with access to additional tools that are not available on the exchange.

All trading operations are created and processed by using an exchange API key which is unique for every user. An API key is a safest and reliable way to use a platform because it does not give access to your personal data and prevents any funds management (withdrawals & deposits).

1. Log in to Poloniex

Log in to your Poloniex account or create a new one.

2. Go to API Keys page

From your account settings (top-right corner) navigate to Profile.

And now it is necessary to select the API keys tab.

3. Enable API access

To enable API access. It is necessary to toggle the switch in the upper left corner.

4. Create new API key

To create a new API key, click on [+ Create API] (on the right side).

4. Setting permissions

In the pop-up that opens, you must configure the permissions for the API keys.

Here is the list of required permissions:

  1. Trading on

  2. Witchdrawals off (disabled by default)

  3. Select "Unrestricted (less secure, not recommended): This API key allows access from any IP address" under "Restrict access by IP"

  4. When ready, click [Next]

5. Passing the verification

In the new pop-up, you need to verify by email and using an authenticator (if it is connected to your account).

List of necessary actions:

  1. Click [Send code] > Go to email and open email from Poloniex > Save verification code > Return to the Poloniex website and enter verification code.

  2. If you have the authenticator connected. Open the authenticator on your mobile device > Select Poloniex and copy verification code > Return to the Poloniex website and enter verification code.

  3. Click [Submit].

6. Copy your API key and Secret key

Do not forget to save your API and secret keys. Otherwise, when you close the window, the keys will become hidden and you will have to start all over again.

7. Match you API key with our application

  1. Login to your Darkbot account. (

  2. Navigate to the Credentials page

  3. Click [Connect exchange]

  4. Select Poloniex exchange in the dropdown and enter API and Secret keys

  5. Click [Save]

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