Connecting your Kraken account

A step-by-step guide for connecting your Kraken account to Recap

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Written by Daniel Howitt
Updated over a week ago

Recap supports direct integration with Kraken via read-only APIs. Once connected, Recap will retrieve all of your transaction history and set up a real-time connection to your account. 

Step 1 - Create your API Keys in Kraken

  1. Login to Kraken using their pro interface then click your name (top right) followed by Settings.

Then click API from the settings menu

2. Configure the API key, selecting the following permissions:

  • Query

  • Query Open Orders & Trades

  • Query Closed Orders & Trades

  • Query Ledger Entries

  • Export Data.

    Ensure the Key expiration, Query start date/time and Query end date/time are all "Off". Click the Generate Key button.

    Note: If you are experiencing connection issues with a Kraken connected account, creating a new API key with a custom nonce window of 10000 may help. You can set this at the bottom of the API key settings screen shown below.

3. You may be prompted for Authorization, if so, enter your 2FA code.

4. Your API key and private key will now be shown ready to be entered into Recap

Step 2 - Connect your Kraken Account in Recap

  1. In Accounts, click the Add Account button, then select Exchange API, then Kraken.

  2. Give your account a name.

  3. Enter the API Key and API Private Key that you created in Step 1 and click Next.

  4. Your Kraken account card will be created and your data will start to be fetched. Please allow some time for us to retrieve the data - if you have a very large account history, this could take up to 5 minutes.

Need help?

Click Support in the bottom left of the app to talk to us directly or join our telegram group to chat to other users.

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