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How to delete API keys from an exchange and how to delete an exchange from 3Commas
How to delete API keys from an exchange and how to delete an exchange from 3Commas
Learn how to make sure the old API keys are deleted and your trading is protect and safe.
Updated over a week ago

On December 28th, 2022, it was brought to our attention that sample files containing 100k 3Commas customers’ API keys had been posted. In this matter 3Commas contacted exchanges and asked to revoke all the API keys that are used to connect an exchange to 3Commas.
It's a huge load of work thus exchanges still process this revoking procedure and it may take some more time!

More detailed information can be found in these articles that we encourage you to read:

Ok, so the exchanges revoked most of the existing API keys.

But what if some API keys remained on your exchange account?

Or what if you need to delete the exchange from 3Commas and face some difficulties?

Here is the place where you can learn how to do both.

How to delete the API keys from an exchange?

⚠️⚠️⚠️Very, very important note!⚠️⚠️⚠️

After you delete the API keys on an exchange, most likely, the SmartTrades and DCA bots' trades will be failed, and you will have to pick them up and recreate them manually.
Here are the articles that will help you with that:

If you are OK with that, here is the instruction on how to delete API keys on an exchange!

  1. First of all, you need to log in to your exchange account.

    It can be Binance, Kucoin, OKX, or any other.

  2. Go to the API management page of this exchange.

    The complete list of exchanges and their API management pages can be found in the articles of this collection:

  3. Find the API keys that you want to delete and click on the Delete button, which may look like the following:

That's it! You have deleted API keys on your exchange!

How to delete API connection from 3Commas?

⚠️⚠️⚠️Very, very important note!⚠️⚠️⚠️

If you delete the exchange from 3Commas, you will lose ALL your DCA bots, SmartTrades, trading history, and statistics! Please think thoroughly before you delete the exchange!

Now let's get back to the instruction!

  1. First of all, you must cancel or close all the trades and bots - SmartTrades, DCA bot's trades, GRID bots, Smart Bots, etc.

  2. Then go to the My Portfolio page and find the exchange you want to delete

  3. Click on the three dots menu and choose Delete

  4. Confirm the deletion

  5. If you have not deleted all active trades or bots, you will see this error

    Go back to step 1. and make sure to delete all active trades and bots.

  6. And you are done! Congratulations!

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