What's Sub-Account

What is Sub-Account?

Sub-accounts are the subsidiary accounts created and managed by its main account, for the purposes of fund isolation, risk isolation, and policy monitoring, etc. Sub-accounts are often used in conjunction with APIs to enable automated and efficient transactions.

Each main account can create up to 20 sub-accounts and has complete control over them. Also, different access permissions can be set for different sub-accounts.

However, the deposit and withdrawal services are not available for sub-accounts, and all created sub-accounts can only be disabled, but not deleted.


Features of Sub-Account

Feature Description
Quick Access

1. After the main account is logged in, you can quickly access your sub-accounts without the account password.

2. In the navigation bar and on the sub-account management page, you can click the sub-account name to quickly access and and switch from main account to sub-account  or between different sub-accounts.

Permission Management

1. The main account can set and update transaction permissions to access Futures/Margin/AMM/API management etc, for its sub-accounts.

2. Access permissions to Spot and Financial accounts are enabled by default and cannot be modified.

Asset Management

1. Transfer between the main and sub-accounts: Sub-accounts cannot initiate fund transfer to the main account, and you can only transfer funds of the sub-accounts via its main account - That is to say, the authorization of asset management belongs to the main account.

2. Fund transfers between different sub-accounts: Only the main account can make transfers of spot accounts between two sub-accounts. E.g. Main account A can transfer the funds in the spot account of sub-account B to the spot account of sub-account C from the sub-account management of the main account.

3. Fund transfer within the sub-account: The sub-account can freely transfer assets from its own Spot account to its Margin/Futures/Financial/AMM accounts.

4. Fund transfer of authorized sub-accounts: Even as the authorizee main account, it has no right to transfer funds in its authorized sub-accounts. Only the original main account that creates the sub-account can transfer assets to or from its sub-accounts. However, each authorized sub-account can only transfer funds within the account itself.

5. Deposit and withdrawal services are not available for sub-accounts.

API Management

1. Each user can create 50 private key pairs at most.

2. Each private key can bind to 50 IP addresses at most.

3. Main account and sub-accounts share the same TOTP. No need to rebind TOTP for sub-accounts.

Authorization Management

1. When you authorize the management of sub-accounts to another main account, you are building connection with other main accounts. It means the authorizee main account can easily access these authorized sub-accounts to perform trading and actions other than asset management.

2. Each sub-account can be authorized to up to 5 main accounts simultaneously.

3. The trading permission is limited to the sub-accounts and not affected by the authorization. Once modified, the trading permission granted to the authorized main account will change accordingly.

4. The original main account takes full control over its created sub-accounts, and has full access to asset transfer, API creation, authorization, and can cancel any authorization in effect.


How to Use and Manage Sub-Accounts?

For step-by-step guides on below features, please refer to How to Use and Manage Sub-Accounts.

1. Creating sub-accounts.

2. Accessing sub-accounts.

3. Sub-account fund transfers.

4. Editing sub-account permissions.

5. Authorizing sub-accounts.

6. Disabling sub-accounts.

7. Renaming sub-accounts.