How to setup your Betfair API Key

Betfair has it’s own Exchange API. You can use it to programmatically retrieve live markets, automate successful trading strategies or create your own customised trading interface. Professional punters use it for these functions and many more.

This guide helps Australian and New Zealand customers with obtaining their Betfair App Key. If you’re outside of these two regions please go to THIS SITE.


Get an App Key in 5 Steps

Please note throughout this article the terms ‘API key’, ‘Application Key’ and ‘App key’ are used interchangeably.

To setup your API key you’ll need to work through the steps below:

  1. Obtain an SSOID token
  2. Register your application
  3. Obtain your app key
  4. Activate your app key

1. Obtain an SSOID token

The simplest way to setup your browser with the SSOID is to click THIS LINK, and login

After clicking login, you’ll be sent to the main Betfair website. Note: it may not show that you’re logged in on the site. You can ignore that. Proceed to step two.


2. Register your application

Navigate to the API-NG visualisation for accounts tool, using THIS LINK:

If you’ve followed step 1 correctly, your SSOID token should be populated in to the visualiser:

Next click on ‘createDeveloperAppKeys’ in the left hand navigation.

Type in an application name; this will be the name of your bot, and click ‘Execute’ down the bottom of the page.


3. Obtain your app key

After your key is created, you should see in the right hand panel your application:

You’ll notice that two application keys have been created;

• Version – 1.0-Delay: is a delayed app key for development purposes

• Version – 1.0: is the live pricing app key; on yours it should have a status No in Active.

Grab the application key listed for the live price one; for the example above, that is ‘EQtfV6x58mgkstqL’


4. Activate your app key

You can activate the app key by going to THIS SITE and expanding on ‘EXCHANGE API’ then expand on ‘FOR MY PERSONAL BETTING’. Then fill out the form.

If you’re having any difficulties with this process, don’t hesitate to contact Australian / New Zealand support on vipsilverteam@betfair.com.au

Also, if you need to retrieve your app key you can go back to step 2, and select getDeveloperAppKeys.


Before You Go

If you’re intimidated by the application fee, please contact vipsilverteam@betfair.com.au


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