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Create an API key on Coinbase Prime

Important

You can only create an API key on Coinbase Prime if you have one of the following roles: Administrator, Initiator, Authorized Signatory, or Full Trader. Learn more about authorized user roles and permissions and how to update them on your account.

To create an API key:

  1. Sign in to Coinbase Prime.

  2. On the lower-left corner of the page, click the Gear settings icon.

  3. Click APIs.

  4. Next to Activated Keys, click Create API Key.

  5. In the pop-up window, enter the API Name, Access Type, and Expiration Date.

  6. Click Continue.

  7. Verify your identity with YubiKey.

    Consensus approvals

    This action requires consensus approvals. You can't continue to the next step until consensus approvals are met. Learn more about security settings on Coinbase Prime.

  8. Under Pending Keys, find your API Key.

  9. Click Activate Key.

  10. Review details in the pop-up window then click Activate API key.

  11. Verify your identity with YubiKey.

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