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Create and Delete Password

The password in Hummingbot encrypts sensitive data such as API keys, secret keys, and wallet private keys. For security reasons, the password is only stored locally in encrypted form, and we do not have access to it.

Creating a password

If you are using Hummingbot for the first time, the system will prompt you to create a password. There are no character requirements, although we recommend using a strong password for additional security.

You can click the OK button on the welcome screen or you can press TAB to navigate the selection and ENTER to confirm.

Passwords are stored locally in your computer. No passwords are uploaded to any server.

Deleting a password

Passwords and private keys are saved as encrypted files in hummingbot_conf (via Docker and binary) or /conf directory (installed from source).

To reset your password, delete all files starting with encrypted_ prefix.


This will disconnect your API keys from Hummingbot. You will have to re-connect your API keys.