How to get an API key for Poloniex

This page explains how to get an API key for Poloniex's transaction history.


Attention (as of February 28, 2022): API connection is only supported for Spot trades, Withdrawals, and Distributions. Margin trades and Futures trades are not supported.


1. Log into your Poloniex account, click on the Person Icon at the top right and select "Profile".


2. Click "API Keys" and click "Create New Key". You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in the email.

*When you log in for the first time, you may get "API Access is disabled" message on the screen. If this is the case, please follow the instructions on the screen to enable API access.


3. On the screen where you are presented with your API key and your API secret, do not change anything. As in the below diagram, please leave Options unselected and IP Access Restriction as Unrestricted.

4. Try selecting another tab (e.g. "Profile") and come back to "API Keys" tab to ensure the generated API key does not have any Options selected.




Please note that we will not be held responsible for any damages caused by unauthorized use or other accidents due to API connections. When connecting, please be sure to use the API key specified by us.