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Setting Up a FIX Adapter Client User

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Use TT User Setup to configure a FIX Adapter client, which connects to Order Routing or Drop Copy TT FIX Adapter servers.

When creating a TT FIX Adapter client user that connects to an Order Routing TT FIX Adapter, you must also designate one or more sets of credentials (gateway logins) that will be used to route orders. This procedure is similar to setting up a TTORD in Guardian, except in TT User Setup you can create the TTORD and assign it to a FIX Adapter client in one step. The gateway logins to which a FIX Adapter client user is assigned determine how the Client submits orders, and to which orders and fills the Client can subscribe.

A FIX Adapter client user can be assigned to more than one TTORD gateway login per Gateway, or a single Direct Trader gateway login per Gateway.

Note: The FIX Client can only log into a FIX Adapter that is configured to route orders that the FIX Client can also route.Example 1: Assume a FIX client user has a gateway login for CME-A with MGT: TTORD AAA 001, and a FIX Adapter has a gateway login for CME-A with MGT: TTORD BBB MGR. In this case, the FIX Adapter is unable to load orders and fills for the FIX Client. TT User Setup will not allow the FIX client user to log in.Example 2: Assume a FIX client user has a gateway login for CME-A with MGT: TTORD AAA 001, and a FIX Adapter has a gateway login for CME-A with MGT: TTORD XXX MGR. In this case, the FIX Adapter and the FIX Adapter client have compatible MGTs. TT User Setup allows the FIX client user to log in.

To set up a FIX Adapter client user...

  1. From the TT User Setup Control Panel, open the User Admin menu and click Users.

    The Users window appears.

  2. Click New.

    The New User window appears.

  3. On the User Settings tab, Contact Information tab, User Defined field tab, and Risk Management tab, enter the FIX Adapter client user's Login, Contact information, User-Level Risk, and UserDefined fields as needed. The Username is the RemoteCompId, and the Password is the password used to authenticate the Client on the FIX Adapter Server.

    The following table describes options that allow or prevent connectivity in specific instances:

    FieldWhen orders will be rejected
    Password never expires

    The TT FIX Adapter cannot connect to a FIX client with an expired password.

    Because FIX Adapter client users cannot update an expired password using the same procedure as an X_TRADER user, TT recommends that you prevent password expiration by leaving the Password never expires option checked.

    ActiveIf the Active option is unchecked, the FIX client is considered "inactive" and therefor cannot log into TT FIX Adapter.
    Force logoffIf the Force logoff option is checked, the TT FIX Adapter will disconnect the FIX client. The FIX client cannot log back in until the Force logoff option is unchecked.

    The following shows the Login section of the User Settings tab for new TT FIX Adapter Client, AB.

  4. Configure the options on the Trade Permissions tab as needed. Refer to the New User and Edit User Window Fields topic for descriptions of these fields.

    The following table describes options that can cause orders to be rejected in specific instances. These settings only apply to FIX clients of Order Routing FIX Adapters.

    FieldWhen orders will be rejected
    Trading allowedIf the Trading Allowed option is unchecked the TT FIX Adapter will rejectall orders from the FIX client.
    GTC/GTDate ordersIf the GTC/GTDate orders option is unchecked the TT FIX Adapter will rejectall GTC and GTDate orders sent by the FIX client.
    Prevent orders that are more than X ticks away from the market price

    If the Prevent orders... option is checked the TT FIX Adapter will reject any orders that are submitted with a price that is outside the defined price band. Additionally, it will reject orders if it is unable to successfully establish a price subscription for the instrument.

    Per TT Gateway, prevent more than X orders per secondThe TT Gateway will reject all orders that exceed the orders per second limitation.
  5. Configure the Staged order routing settings on the Trade Permissions and User Risk tabs as needed. These settings are valid only when this FIX client connects to an order routing TT FIX Adapter server.
    1. To allow the user to create staged orders check the Staged order creation allowed option.
    2. To allow the user to create DMA orders, check the Direct Market Access (DMA) order creation allowed option.
  6. Click the Gateway Logins tab.
  7. If the gateway login to which you want to map does not exist, click New and create a new gateway login. For detailed instructions refer to the Creating a New Gateway Login topic. Otherwise, if the gateway login already exists, click the Assign Existing Logins button and select the appropriate MGT(s). For detailed instructions, refer to the Assigning Gateways to Gateway Logins topic.

    Make sure to check the Avail to FIX Client option if the FIX client will have access to the gateway login after logging in.

  8. Click Save.

You have successfully set up a FIX Adapter client user. After completing the Setting Up a TT FIX Adapter Server (non-X_TRADER ASP) topic, continue to the Setting Up an Account Default topic, and then to the Assigning TT FIX Adapter Client(s) to a FIX Adapter Server .