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.
To use our official Kraken Pro mobile app, you will be required to sign in with your existing Kraken.com credentials or via a user-generated 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.
Deposits and withdrawals on the Kraken Pro app will not be available to clients signed in via an API key. To make a deposit or withdrawal on the Pro app sign in with your username and password.
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.
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.