An API allows to make available data or functionalities of an existing application (here Kraken) so that other applications can use them (HAL). In our case, the API key will allow our bots to open and close positions automatically. It will not allow to withdraw funds.
Click on this link and it will take you to the Kraken Spot API key creation form. You can also access it by hovering over the user icon in the upper right corner and clicking on Security, then API.
Then click on Add Key :
At the very top in the API Key Description field, enter the name you want to give to this API key (e.g. "HAL") and configure the parameters of your API key as below:
Click on Generate Key.
The two important data to copy are API Key and Private Key. These are the two codes that you will paste into the fields on the Settings page of your HAL account.
The last step is now to copy your API key, as well as your secret key to HAL and to do this, go to the HAL platform.
On your Dashboard, click on Connect exchange:
You can then copy and paste your two keys:
If everything is perfectly set up, then your Dashboard should look like this:
Congratulations! Your Kraken and HAL accounts are now synchronized.
There is only one step left before you reach the goal! To find out what it is, click here.