How to Use Binance API Key | Full Guide

Instructions on how you can create and use your Binance API Keys with Crypto Pro.

If you are having issues using your Binance API Key, then you came to the right place. This article serves as a tutorial on how you can create and link your Binance account to Crypto Pro or any other application.

Binance is currently the leading Cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume. This newcomer opened shop in 2017 and managed to sweep the competition in under 2 years. Their sleek design, quick support team, and the high-frequency tweeter/CEO CZ all played a large part in their market share dominance.

So, What Exactly Is an API Key?

According to Google’s dictionary, an API is: “a set of functions and procedures allowing the creation of applications that access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other services.”

An API Key can be considered as a username that is generating to allow access to data. In this example, the Binance API is generated by the exchange and you then pass it on to another application. The application will then import your data based on the permissions you allow for.

An API Secret, also referred to as API Private Key is simply a password used in combination with the API Key.

Why Do I Need to Link My Keys?

There are several benefits to connecting your Binance account(s) with an app like Crypto Pro. Your portfolio will start to automatically update after every trade or investment you make. You’ll also be able to access the analytics report, check your highest gainers & losers, digest news about your favorite cryptocurrencies, set exchange specific alerts, and more, all in one single app.

Crypto Pro creates a seamless tracking experience that we are positive you’ll love. Please check out the end of the article for a features list along with some images. But for now, let’s get to business.

How to Get Your Binance API Keys and Link Them (Steps):

Step 1: Generate Your Keys

1.1 Sign into your Binance account and click on “Account”

Binance home screen with account name highlighted in red

1.2 Click on “API Settings”

Binance account page highlighting "API Settings" in red.

1.3 Type a name for your Key. In this example, we are linking it to the Crypto Pro App so the name “Crypto Pro” is appropriate. Then click on Generate Key

Binance create a new API page, with "Create New Key" highlighted in red.

Step 2: Confirm Your Request

2.1 You should now see a message letting you know that a confirmation email has been sent out.

Message redirection from Binance informing you to check your email address.

2.2 Check your email address. Binance sends a confirmation email for security purposes. It will be titled: “[Binance] Create New API Key”. Open it and click on “Confirm Key”. keep in mind that you have 30 minutes to confirm before the link expires. This is a security measure set by Binance.

Binance confirming new API Key creation via email (highlighted in red)

2.3 The link will take you back to Binance and you will be able to see both the API Key and the Secret Key you just generated.

Binance's New API and Secret Key creation page (highlighted in red)

Step 3: Link Your Keys to Crypto Pro

3.1 Head over to the Crypto Pro App and tap on the “Settings” tab
3.2 Scroll down and find “Binance”
3.3 Paste both the API Key and Secret Key in the “API Key” and “Secret Key” fields.

#Pro-tip: If you are using an Apple device to create the API Key (MacBook/iPad/iMac), then you can use the Universal Clipboard feature to paste the code straight to your phone. Hit “Command+C” on the first device, then tap and paste the Key with your phone.”

crypto pro app, settings page, instructions on adding a new exchange import via binance API Keys (highlighted in red)

3.4 Choose which portfolio you would like to import to and slide the “Import Balance” switch.

Success!

If you have successfully completed these steps, the working status will be set to “Active”. and you’ll be able to check your Binance portfolio from within the app.

Crypto Pro supports +60 exchanges including Kraken, Coinbase, Bitfinix and many more!

Crypto Pro app portfolio tab showing prices of Bitcoin, XRP, Binance Coin, Tron and Cosmos.

If you are having any difficulties connecting your Binance API key with Crypto Pro, please hit the support button in the app, or shoot us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you shortly.

For help with linking your API Keys from other exchanges, please check out these links below for a complete guides:

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