Creating a Coinbase API key

After your Coinbase account is created, sign in and create a Coinbase API key, secret, and passphrase. These credentials are required for connecting to Coinbase via the TT platform.

Note: Multiple API keys and secrets can be created for a single Coinbase account.

To create a Coinbase API key:

  1. Log in to if you are a TT Crypto user, or if you are a trading firm user.

    Note: If you are creating an API key for the Coinbase "test" environment as a TT Crypto user, log in to If you are a trading firm (instituional) user, log in to to create an API key for the test (Simulation) environment.

  2. To create an API key, hover on the list icon on the right corner of the Exchange screen and select API.

  3. Only check the View and Trade Permissions checkboxes to set the API key permissions.

    After setting the permissions, click Create API Key to create and display the API key and API secret. Record or store the passphrase, API key, and API secret on your computer or device.

  4. Repeat this step to create additional API keys and secrets for the same Coinbase account if needed.
  5. Note: If you do not have administrator permissions in the Setup application on TT, then provide your risk administrator with your API key, API secret, and passphrase. If you trade for yourself and have administrator permissions in Setup, you can log in to the Setup application and create your trader ID for connecting to TT using your API key, secret, and passphrase.