Problem adding Bitmex to MacOS Bookmap

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cryptoleptic
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Problem adding Bitmex to MacOS Bookmap

Post by cryptoleptic » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 pm

Hi,

I'm using the free version of Bookmap.
All up and running 100%
I found the instructions for adding Bitmex as my data source.
Downloaded the JAR file
Installed in the right directory
Shows up in my Connections choices.
Unsubscribed from GDAX etc
Entered Bitmex login credentials in Settings
Choose Bitmex from Connections menu

Get an error message:

Platform: BitMEX
BitMEX connection issue


Invalid credentials. Please edit credentials and try again.
Reason: Invalid API Key.

Any ideas please? Could it be because I have two-factor authentication activated with Bitmex?
Have I missed out a step?
Any help much appreciated.

serhii
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Re: Problem adding Bitmex to MacOS Bookmap

Post by serhii » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 am

Hi,

Instead of login credentials you need to use API key id and secret. You can check the guide here at Trading section.

Spoiler: you need to generate an api key here bitmex.com/app/apiKeys
Give it some name, then press Generate API Key and use ID as username and Secrect as password in connection settings.

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