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Gateway Login Window Field Descriptions

You are viewing TT User Setup Version 7.17 and higher. For earlier versions, click here

This topic describes all of the New Gateway Login and Edit Gateway Login window tabs and fields. The available tabs and associated windows are as follows:

Gateway Login Info

The Gateway Login Info tab contains the gateway login basic information as well as the Gateways/Exchange Traders, Accounts, Product Limits, and Group Permissions sections.

 

FieldDescription
Member

Specifies the broadest type of ID. The Member may identify one of the following:

  • The exchange on which the user trades.
  • The firm with which the individual user is associated.
  • A branch office.

Member content depends on exchange-specific requirements, as described in the Trader Login Requirements table in the TT User Login and Risk Administration Reference Guide.

Group

Identifies traders who share an order book (i.e., traders with the same Member and Group can access orders from a common order book). Brokers who manage each other’s customer accounts often use groups. Traders who do not want to share an order book use a unique Group.

Trader

Specifies the user-specific identifier for the individual trader. Exchanges might have specific requirements regarding the Trader ID portion as well. For example, on CME a Trader ID can be used to uniquely identify each trader within a firm.

 

Note: The Member, Group, and Trader fields form a unique Member/Group/Trader set, also called an MGT.

Password/ Confirm passwordSpecifies the password for an Exchange MGT. Passwords are only needed for Exchange Trader Logins in some markets. When not needed, TT User Setup disables the Password and Confirm Password fields.
AliasIdentifies a given gateway login. It is typically the proper name of the user assigned to the gateway login.

To support multiple connections to a TT Gateway, you can define an Alias name for each connection. The Alias provides users a recognizable way to differentiate between the multiple connections. If an Alias is defined, it is displayed in X_TRADER for the gateway connection in the OrderGW column. If Alias names are duplicated for each connection, TT User Setup generates a numerical ID that is appended to each name in parenthesis when displayed in X_TRADER.

Disable "Auto-Calculate-SOD"

Determines whether or not the gateways assigned to this gateway login will be prevented from generating Start-of-Day records. When the Disable "Auto-Calculate-SOD" option is checked, gateways will not generate Start-of-Day records for the configured Gateway Login.

Add to GuardianDesignates whether a gateway login will be published to Guardian. The Add to Guardian option is only needed for TTORDs and gateway logins that will be risk checked. This option is not available when DisableProductLimitPublishingMode is on (refer to the TT User Setup System Administration Manual for more information about the DisableProductLimitPublishingMode parameter).
Risk CheckSpecifies whether Guardian risk checks orders sent with this gateway login. When Risk Check is checked, the related risk settings will be applied to a trader's orders.
Trading allowedDetermines whether the gateway login can actively trade.
Ignore P&LDetermines if P&L is used in available credit calculations.
CreditSpecifies the sum of money available at the start of a trading session, which can be affected by a trader's margin and P&L.
CurrencySpecifies the currency for the Credit field (e.g. USD = United States Dollar).
Override credit for TT SIM

Determines if traders using this gateway login have a different credit limit for TT SIM trading.

When Override credit for TT SIM is checked, the user's credit limit while trading on TT SIM is set to the value in the TT SIM credit field. If Override credit for TT SIM is not checked, the user's credit limit applies to both TT SIM and non TT SIM trading.

Gateways

The Gateways section on the Gateway Login Info tab appears when the MGT entered is not a TTORD. It lists the Gateways assigned to this gateway login. To add additional Gateways, click Add Gateways (which opens the Select Gateway window) and then select a Gateway to add.

Exchange Traders

The Exchange Traders section on the Gateway Login Info tab appears when the MGT entered is a TTORD. It lists the exchange traders mapped to and from this gateway login. You can map exchange traders to this gateway login using the Map to Exchange Traders button.

From the Map to Exchange Traders window, you can also Create new exchange traders.

 

FieldDescription
GatewaySpecifies the TT Server that typically connects to a given exchange. A trader connects to a Gateway to trade.
Member

Specifies the broadest type of ID. The Member may identify one of the following:

  • The exchange on which the user trades.
  • The firm with which the individual user is associated.
  • A branch office.

Member content depends on exchange-specific requirements, as described in the Trader Login Requirements table in the TT User Login and Risk Administration Reference Guide.

GroupIdentifies traders who share an order book (i.e., traders with the same Member and Group can access orders from a common order book). Brokers who manage each other’s customer accounts often use groups. Traders who do not want to share an order book use a unique Group.
Trader

Specifies the user-specific identifier for the individual trader. Exchanges might have specific requirements regarding the Trader ID portion as well. For example, on CME a Trader ID can be used to uniquely identify each trader within a firm.

Accounts

Use the Accounts section to assign or remove accounts. The Accounts section has the following fields:

 

FieldDescription
Account #sThe account number that a trader uses when entering orders. When using pre-7.17 software, an account number is required for orders submitted with TTORD Gateway logins. When using TT software versions 7.17 and later, you do not need to assign accounts to TTORDs and TTORD users can enter orders with any account number, unless restricted by Account Permissions or Customer Defaults. (refer to Creating and Managing X_TRADER Customer Defaults).
DescriptionAn optional description of the account number.

When you click Assign Accounts, the Assign Accounts to Gateway Login window appears. From this window you can select available accounts (by moving an account to the Selected Accounts list), or you can Create a new account.

Product Limits

The Product Limits section contains the following fields:

 

FieldDescription
GatewayThe server a user logs into and trades on using an assigned gateway login (e.g. CME-A).
ProductThe name of the product that the trader is allowed to trade. If the product limit applies to all product names for a given Gateway, enter an asterisk (*).
Product Type

The product types to which this product limit applies: Future, Spread, Option, Strategy, Stock, Bond, Swap, Energy, FOREX, NDF, or Warrant.

Margin

The margin amount configured in Guardian for a given product. Margin is the amount of money deducted from a trader's available credit for holding a position.

Note: If the Product field is set to *, TT User Setup disables the margin field.

Addl Mrgn%

The percentage above or below the exchange-set margin requirement that a trader must have available to trade the contract.

In other words, entering a positive percentage increases the exchange margin requirement when calculating risk limits, and entering a negative percentage decreases the exchange margin requirement.

Max Ord QtyThe maximum individual order size that the trader can entered at a time for a specified product.
Max Position

The number of contracts the trader can be long or short for a given contract or product.

Note: The selected Product Type determines how the Max Position field is used for risk checking. For more information, refer to the TT User Login and Risk Administration Reference Guide.

Max Long/ShortThe sum of all the long contracts and the sum of all the short contracts on a given product.
Trade Out allowedWhether the trader can exceed the maximum order quantity and available credit limits to reduce his or her risk for the specified contract.
Last ChangedThe date of the most recent update to a given product limit.
Last Changed ByThe username of the administrator who most recently updated the given product limit.
CreatedDateThe date the product limit was created.
IDA unique identifier for a product limit. The ID is used in the Audit Trail to distinguish product limit changes. It can help identify a product limit after the product name, for example, is changed.
Product Alias The alias name for the product as defined by the exchange in the Guardian Product Table.

Group Permissions

The Group Permissions tab allows you to assign the user groups that are permitted for this gateway login. Use the transfer buttons (>, <, <<) to add users to the Gateway Login permitted in the following User Groups section. You can also click Create to create a new user group.

To allow a group administrator to edit and directly assign this gateway login, check the Group Admins can assign this Gateway Login directly to users without using a TTORD option. If you uncheck this option, Group Administrators can only map the gateway login to a TTORD (to use it indirectly).