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7.17.69 Enhancements

TT User Setup 7.17.69 introduces the following enhancements:
  • Override Two-factor and Password Expiration System Settings — Broker and Buy-side firms can now request a more or less restrictive "Days an application can be trusted" and "Days before password expires" setting. By default, passwords expire every 90 days, and after 5 days, users that are required to use two-factor authentication must re-authenticate. To request a different default for your firm, please contact TT Support.
  • Auto-Login option for Generated Logins — Added an Auto-Login option to require users with Generated Gateway Logins to manually log into each Gateway (using the Settings | Login Gateways window in X_TRADER®). By default this checkbox is checked, meaning the user continues to automatically log into all Gateways. Unchecking this option can decrease the time it takes X_TRADER to open.

7.17.67 Enhancements

TT User Setup 7.17.67 introduces the following enhancements:
  • Allow Trading checkbox at the Gateway Login Product Limit level: This feature allows you to disable trading per product. Note: This feature is currently disabled in TT User Setup pending the release of X_TRADER® 7.17.57 or higher.
  • CME product group change: Updated as follows:
    • Renamed the Bursa Malaysia product group to BMD
    • Removed the DME-NYMEX Product Group
    • Merged the GreenX product group into the NYMEX product group
    • Merged the KCBT product group into the CBOT product group.
    • ICE product group changes: Added the ICE Futures SG (ICSG) product group.

7.17.60 Enhancements

TT User Setup 7.17.60 introduces the following enhancements:
  • Support Email and SMS two-factor authentication in the same environment: You can now configure users for two-factor authentication with either text message (SMS) or email when logging in to their X_TRADER® and X_RISK® trading applications in the same trading environment. Refer to Enabling Two-factor Authentication.
  • NYSE Liffe product group changes: The <All Products> selection has been renamed <All Euronext Products> and the following product groups have been added.
    • Euronext Equity and Index Derivatives
    • Euronext Commodities Derivatives
    • Euronext Currency Derivatives
    Note: Blocking "All Euronext Products" blocks all Euronext Products, even if any of the three product groups are set to allowed. Also, If NYSE Liffe <All Products> was allowed before an upgrade to 7.17.60 or higher, then the three new product groups will be allowed after the upgrade. If NYSE Liffe <All Products> was blocked, then the three new product groups will be blocked after an upgrade.
  • OSE product group changes: Added the Weekly Options product group. This group is blocked by default for new and existing users.

7.17.50 Enhancements

This version introduces the following enhancements (refer to the Release Notes for a list of all new enhancements and fixes in this release):
  • Users and their Account Product Limits report. This report lists the product limits assigned to accounts that a user is explicitly permissioned to use via Customer Defaults or Account Permissions. Refer to Displaying and Exporting Reports
  • Manage accounts and broker-specific user settings: Prevents Group Administrators from managing a user's X_TRADER® Mode or a user’s Can only create, modify, and delete orders with the following accounts setting on the Account Permissions tab. Refer to New User and Edit User Window Fields .
  • Broker Administrator permissions: This release now allows Broker Administrators in the X_TRADER ASP environment to edit their own settings. In previous versions some settings were restricted. Refer to Creating and Editing Administrative Users

7.17.41 Enhancements

This version introduces the following enhancements:
  • Market Data Vendor Support: Due to the changes in the CME Group’s market data policies, TT will send reports of X_TRADER ASP market data users directly to CME as of 1/1/2015. As part of this initiative, broker administrators can use the User Settings tab to manage "Grandfathered" settings for both internal and buy-side users and "Netting Participant" settings for their own internal users. New fields have also been added to the CME product group permission reports to support this initiative. Refer to Applying CME Market Data Settings.Additionally, in X_TRADER ASP only, X_TRADER® and X_RISK® users that subscribe to CME market data will be presented with a link to a CME Market Data Subscriber Agreement when they log in to those applications. All users must sign this agreement by January 1, 2015 to continue to be able to access CME market data. This requirement applies to both SIM and Live users. The Subscriber Agreement Signed field on the Product Groups tab indicates whether the user has signed an agreement with CME. Refer to Allowing or Blocking Product Groups for Specific Markets
  • Product Group Permissions change: When creating new users in TT User Setup 7.17.41 or higher, product group permissions for the users are blocked by default. New users do not have access to market data until they are specifically allowed. Refer to Allowing or Blocking Product Groups for Specific Markets .

7.17.40 Enhancements

TT User Setup 7.17.40 introduces the following enhancements (please refer to the Release Notes for a list of all new enhancements and fixes in this release):
  • Two-factor authentication via SMS: In addition to authenticating via email, you can now configure users for two-factor authentication via text message (SMS) when logging in to their X_TRADER® and X_RISK® trading applications. You can also configure administrators to use two-factor authentication when logging in to TT User Setup. Refer to Enabling Two-factor Authentication.
  • Price Reasonability at Pre-open and when there is no market: In addition to the current account-based price reasonability setting that is enforced during matching states, you can now enable price reasonability during non-matching states (e.g., pre-open). This option is available from the account-based product limits window. If no prices exist, the algorithm assumes there is no market data and may allow or reject the order based on your settings. Refer to Account-level Price Controls and the price reasonability setting descriptions in Creating Product Limits for Accounts and Account Groups .
  • Synthetic SE order type restrictions: You can now enable or disable Iceberg, Time, Volume, Stops and Machine Gun orders, per user, from the User's Trade Permissions tab. In the X_TRADER ASP environment, broker administrators set these permissions for buy-side users. Refer to Setting Trade Permissions.
  • Prevent Market Orders per gateway: This version includes a new Market Orders field on the User’s Gateway Login Attributes window that enables you to allow or prevent market orders for a user’s Gateway Login. You can also continue to allow or prevent market orders based on the user-level Market Orders setting. Refer to Editing a User's Gateway Login Attributes.
  • ICE product group changes: New product groups have been added due to the migration of Liffe products to the ICE platform (e.g., IFEU Financials), and some ICE product groups have become obsolete. As such, the following product groups have been renamed or merged:
    • CA Futures is renamed to ICE Futures Canada
    • CCFE is renamed to ICE Physical Environment (ICE Phys Env)
    • OTC Gas is renamed to ICE Futures US Energy Div Gas (IFUS Energy Div Gas)
    • OTC Oil is renamed to ICE Futures Europe Energy Div Oil (IFEU Energy Div Oil)
    • OTC Power is renamed to ICE Futures US Energy Div Power (IFUS Energy Div Power)
    • UK Futures is renamed to ICE Futures Europe Commodities (IFEU Commodities)
    • US Futures is renamed to ICE Futures U.S.
    • Fin Index Data is merged into the existing ICE Futures U.S product group.
    • Heat Rate Spread is merged into the renamed IFUS Energy Div Gas product group.
    Note: If these product groups were allowed for a user before an upgrade to 7.17.40, then the renamed or merged product groups will also be allowed for a user after the upgrade. In addition, the following ICE product groups have been added and are disabled by default for existing buy-side users in the X_TRADER ASP environment, and enabled by default for all other existing users in both X_TRADER ASP and non-X_TRADER ASP environments:
    • IFEU Financials
    • ICE Endex

7.17.30 Enhancements

This version introduces the following enhancements:
  • Order Passing Group (X_TRADER ASP): Allows an order passing group (e.g., execution traders) to “pass” management of working orders to another order passing group as defined by a broker company in a X_TRADER ASP environment. The two order passing groups do not need to share their order books; the passing action just provides temporary visibility and management of orders to the other group. The broker company can pass orders within their own company or to a buy-side company with whom they have a trading or clearing relationship. Refer to Order Passing Group Administration Overview .
  • Allowing Buy-side Administrators to manage gateway login risk in X_TRADER ASP: Broker companies (e.g., FCMs) using account-based risk can enable their clients to manage risk for their own users’ via their gateway logins (MGTs), while the companies maintain exclusive risk management control of the clients' accounts or account groups. Refer to Allowing Buy-side Administrators to Manage Product Limits (X_TRADER ASP) .
  • Two-factor authentication via Email: As an administrator, you can now configure users to use an email-based two-factor authentication when logging in to their X_TRADER and X_RISK trading applications. You can also configure administrators to use two-factor authentication when logging in to TT User Setup. Refer to Enabling Two-factor Authentication.
  • Application permissions for Autotrader, Autospreader, and X_TRADER API: You can now enable or disable the use of Autotrader™, Autospreader®, and X_TRADER® API per user. The new fields are located on the user's Application Permissions tab. Refer to Setting Application Permissions .
  • Set passwords that never expire (X_TRADER ASP): Brokers in TT's X_TRADER ASP environment can now set passwords to never expire for automated users (like HFS or Trade Tracker servers). Refer to the User Settings descriptions in New User and Edit User Window Fields .
  • Report for FIX Adapters and their FIX Clients: Added a report that shows the FIX Adapter servers and the clients to which they are connected. Refer to Displaying and Exporting Reports .

7.17.20 Enhancements

This version introduces the following enhancements:
  • Order Passing: Allows a user group (e.g., execution traders) to “pass” management of working orders to another user group. The two user groups do not need to share their order books; the passing action just provides temporary visibility and management of the order to the other group. Refer to Creating User Groups for Order Passing .
  • TT Update : Allows client-side TT applications to be installed or upgraded with minimal user interaction. After end users have installed TT Update, you can create version rules that determine which TT software updates are available. This version of TT User Setup also no longer supports older TT applications that don’t report a version number. Refer to Using Version Control Rules .
  • Exchange Fields per Gateway Login: New user/exchange-specific fields can be configured in TT User Setup and used by TT Gateways for sending additional order routing credentials (e.g., Self-Match Prevention IDs for CME Group). Refer to Editing a User's Gateway Login Attributes .
  • TradingKillSwitchAllowed and DisableAutoSOD parameters: Configurable parameters have been added to the TTUserSetupServer.ini file on the server:
    • The TradingKillSwitchAllowed parameter provides server-level control of the Trading Kill Switch feature, which enables or disables trading for an entire trading environment. To set this parameter, contact your TT User Setup Server administrator. Refer to the TTUserSetupServer.ini topic in the Help Library.
    • The DisableAutoSOD parameter sets the default state of the Gateway Login window's Disable Auto SOD setting when creating new Gateway Logins. To set this parameter, contact your TT User Setup Server administrator. Refer to the TTUserSetupServer.ini topic in the Help Library.
  • Logged In Users: The Logged In Users report now displays logged in users per product license. Refer to Displaying Logged in Users.
  • Preventing Group Administrators from Managing Accounts: Firms (e.g., FCMs) using account-based risk can maintain exclusive risk management control of their clients' accounts/account groups. Refer to Creating a Group Administrator (non-X_TRADER ASP only).

7.17.13 Enhancements

This version of TT User Setup introduces the following enhancements:

7.17.10 Enhancements

In addition to the functionality introduced in 7.17.0, TT User Setup 7.17.10 introduces the following enhancements:
  • Wholesale Order Overrides: Added the ability to configure risk per-contract when configuring risk at the account level for wholesale trades. Administrators can set the maximum order size, maximum position, and price reasonability settings per contract, as well as enable or disable trading for a specific contract. These settings override the product-level settings. Refer to Configuring Wholesale Order Overrides .
  • Mass-Edit Contract Overrides: You can use the Contract Limits window to display all contract level overrides (contract limits) configured for an account; and to edit, copy, and delete single or multiple contract limit entries. Refer to Contract Limits Overview .
  • Product Limit Configuration Enhancements: Account-based risk screens provide a more intuitive design for configuring product limits per account. Risk administrators can configure outrights and their related spread/strategy settings from a single window. Refer to Adding Account-Level Risk Checking, Adding Account Group-Level Risk Checking, and Copying MGT-based Product Limits to Account-Based Product Limits .
  • Preventing Market Orders: You can now prevent individual users from placing market orders. Refer to Setting Trade Permissions .
  • Avoid orders that cross (account level) setting: Administrators can configure accounts/account groups to avoid orders that cross with their own account, or with other accounts in their account group. Refer to Avoid Orders That Cross (Account-level) .

7.17.0 Enhancements

In conjunction with the new X_TRADER ASP ASP environment in TTNET, TT User Setup 7.17 adds new functionality to support a shared environment in which users from several companies (Buy-Side, Broker Company, and TTNET) each have differing administrative rights. In addition to supporting X_TRADER ASP, TT User Setup 7.17 includes the following enhancements:
  • Risk Limits per Contract: Added the ability to configure risk per-contract when configuring risk at the account level. Administrators can set the maximum order size, maximum position, and price reasonability settings per contract, as well as enable or disable trading for a specific contract. These settings override the product-level settings. Refer to Creating Contract Level Overrides .
  • Multiple Connections per Gateway: You can create or assign multiple gateway logins (MGTs) to the same TT Gateway on a per user basis. This supports the ability of a single user to have multiple connections to the same TT Gateway. Refer to Assigning Gateway Logins to a User Through the Users Window .
  • On Behalf Of Users: With this version, you can configure permissions for a user to enter orders for another user using X_TRADER 7.17 or higher. Refer to Configuring an On Behalf Of User .
  • Account Sharing: 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 Setting Account Permissions.
  • Account Permissions: Use this new tab to restrict which accounts a user can select when routing orders. Refer to: Setting Account Permissions .
  • Stricter ADL Risk Limits: You can prevent an account from routing orders with ADL algos. Refer to Setting Account Permissions .
  • Redesigned New/Edit User Window: Enhancements include a new sidebar for navigating a user's settings, reorganized user settings, and a Search feature. The User View drop-down has also been removed; all fields are available when creating or editing users regardless of user type. Refer to Creating and Editing X_TRADER or X_RISK Users