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Trader and Firm Identification

Overview

 

BrokerTec uses unique user IDs and passwords for the Order and Price API connections.

 
 

Exchange Trader IDs

 
 

Direct Traders should only trade on single account during a workup phase. Traders without an exchange ID are allowed to use proxy IDs, or a TTORD, that is mapped to a registered trader’s Direct ID on a one to one basis. This allows a non-registered trader or customer to use X_TRADER® to trade by using the registered exchange trader account.

 
 
Warning

BrokerTec only allows proxy traders (TTORD) to trade on the exchange as one TTORD per one Trader. Additionally, one Direct trader should not use a different account to trade the same instrument. BrokerTec does not distinguish between TTORD and Direct traders, therefore setting up traders in any other way can have serious adverse affects on your system.

 
 
 
 

TT Direct Trader IDs

 
 

You can determine and set up any Group ID you like, however, each trader must have a Member ID, a unique Trader ID and associated password distributed by BrokerTec.

 

When entering users into the Windows User Authentication System, you must use all capital letters with the format: MEMBERIDGROUPIDTRADERID, where:

 
    • MEMBERID: is the BTEC Customer ID distributed by BrokerTec.
 
    • GROUPID: is the customer’s user-defined three-digit variable.
 
    • TRADERID: is the BTEC signature that BrokerTec distributes. BrokerTec distributes one BTEC signature per trader. For BrokerTec Gateway 7.17, the TRADERID must be configured as the Operator ID in TT User Setup.
 
 
 

TTORD Trader IDs

 
 

BrokerTec only allows proxy traders (TTORD) to trade on the exchange as one TTORD per one Trader. Additionally, one Direct trader should not use a different account to trade the same instrument. BrokerTec does not distinguish between TTORD and Direct traders, therefore setting up traders in any other way can have serious adverse affects on your system.

 
 
 

FFT2 and FFT3 Fields

 
 

Traders can use the FFT2 and FFT3 fields for account management; however, the BrokerTec Gateway does not use nor require these fields.

 

When populated, BrokerTec Gateways forward the content of the FFT2 and FFT3 fields to the Exchange. These values also return to the Gateway from the Exchange in order acknowledgments and fills.