Beware of third-party mobile apps
They may use Kraken's name or ask for your Kraken Sign-in information. Such apps are a form of phishing.
In order to use our official Kraken Pro mobile app, you'll need an API key. The API key is meant to be used as a one-time setup and is not needed for daily sign-in. The app has an automatic lock screen that will use your phone's existing biometrics and password or pin to sign in.
Below is a video and instructions on how to generate and use a key with settings tailored for the app.
- Sign in to your Kraken account.
- Click on your name in the upper-right corner of the page.
- Click on "Security" and then "API".
- Click on the "Add key" button.
API keys consist of a public/private key pair, both of which must be provided to the Kraken Pro app.
The QR code contains BOTH the "API Key" and the "Private Key" together.
IMPORTANT: The "Private Key" and QR code will only be visible once after first generating it! Please save it in a password manager if you need to access it again later. Do not save it in an unencrypted format!
The "Private Key" and QR code should be treated the same way as your password! If they get into the wrong hands, your account can be compromised.