Securing your account

At Kraken, we provide a number of security features that can make your account more secure.

We recommend that you secure your account in the following ways:


  • Set up Two-factor Authentication (2FA) for login.
  • Set up a Master Key to require authentication for account recovery.
  • Secure the email account registered to your Kraken account with a strong password and Two-factor Authentication (2FA).


  • Lock your account settings with the Global Settings Lock (GSL) to prevent withdrawal addresses from being added even if an attacker gains access to your account. 
  • Set up Two-factor Authentication (2FA) for deposits and withdrawals and/or trading (note that the Global Settings Lock must be set in order for these to be effective).
  • If your email supports PGP signing and encryption, provide us with your PGP key to receive signed and encrypted email from us. 

Beware of the following: