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April 19, 2018

Exchange System Updates

CME: Globex API Secure Logon – iLink

April 27

CME Group has communicated the following regarding upcoming changes to iLink session authentications:

To ensure the highest levels of security, CME Group will continue hardening iLink and Drop Copy 4.0 session authentication at logon in Q1 2018 with the launch of CME Globex API Secure Logon.

In production, the new logon will be supported in parallel with the current model without surcharges until Friday, April 27. Customers are strongly encouraged to make the change before the end of April to ensure no business interruption. Any iLink or Drop Copy Target sessions that connect using plain text password after April 27 will be subject to surcharges as follows:

  • Sunday April 29 – Friday June 1: $100/session/month
  • Sunday June 3 – Friday June 29: $500/session/month

Only Secure Logons will be supported starting Sunday, July 1.

CME Group will offer a CME Globex API Secure Login mock trading session on Saturday, April 21 for iLink and Drop Copy. This mock trading session will offer customers the opportunity to interact with the system and experience the new logon procedure in the CME Globex production environment. Customers can logon between 7:30am and 10:00am only.You will need to reset your Message Sequence number to “1” for the mock trading session and again prior to the beginning of week logon. iLink and Drop Copy session information will not have to be supplied for this mock trading session. If you experience any issues during the mock, please contact the Global Command Center (GCC) for assistance at +1 800 438 8616. Phone support will be available from 7:30am – 10:00am (CT). For a general status during the mock there will be a bridge line open for regular updates +1 877 979 3898 Access Code: 6485475.

Please note that customers are required to register in advance in order to participate in the iLink mock trading session.

Note: “Drop Copy” changes referenced here are for CME’s Clearing Drop Copy, which goes direct to customers. This is unrelated to TT or 7.x FIX Adapters. There is no impact to FIX Adapters with this change.

X_TRADER® Platform Impact
We’ve released a new version of the CME Gateway that’s compatible with these authentication changes. You should work with the exchange to get secure key pairs for iLink sessions and ensure that your CME Gateway configuration is updated accordingly.

TT® Platform Impact
We have introduced production support for the new iLink authentication functionality. You should work with the exchange to create secure key pairs for iLink sessions and enter this information (Access ID and Secret Key) in Setup in the fields under the “Additional Settings” portion of the “Connections” tab. The “Use Secret Key and Access Key ID” box should be checked.

Additional Resources
Globex Notice, April 9

OSE and TOCOM: New API Kit Production Release

May 4-7

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has released a new API kit. While the new features (mass quote message, market maker admin type and Trade Guard enhancements) are not supported on the X_TRADER or TT platforms, we must release new OSE and TOCOM Gateways to support the API kit.

Note: We provided the required checklist to the exchange on April 10.

Additional features in this release include:

  • Support for the new algo flag on byte 31 of exchange_info_s. This is set in customer defaults in the FFT4 field. Valid values are:
    • 3 Order for HST Activity (Market Making strategy)
    • 4 Order for HST Activity (Arbitrage strategy)
    • 5 Order for HST Activity (Directional strategy)
    • 6 Order for HST Activity (Other strategies)
  • Customer requested fixes and enhancements (documented in the release notes)
  • MiFID II support

X_TRADER Platform Impact
OSE and TOCOM Gateways 7.18.11 will be installed in our DDE environment prior to May 7. We will upgrade OSE and TOCOM Gateways for the 7.x ASP platform and TTNET™ to 7.18.11 during the weekend preceding May 7. Packages for non-hosted customers will be available before May 7.

TT Platform Impact
No customer action is required. The OSE Order Connector is already available in UAT. We will deploy the new OSE Order Connector during the weekend preceding May 7.

7.x TT User Setup

May 5

This is an optional upgrade that provides the following:

  • Support larger values in the price reasonability and position limits fields.
  • Customer requested fixes and enhancements (documented in the release notes)

X_TRADER Platform Impact
TT User Setup 7.17.87 will be installed in our DDE environment before May 5. We will upgrade TT User Setup to 7.17.87 for the 7.x ASP platform and TTNET on May 5. Packages for non-hosted customers will be available on May 4.

TT Platform Impact
There is no impact.

SGX: New Product Additions

June 4

SGX will launch support for SGX India contracts on June 4. In addition, SGX will end support for SGX Nifty 50 Index futures and options, SGX Nifty Bank Index futures, SGX Nifty CPSE Index futures, SGX Nifty IT Index futures, SGX Nifty Midcap 50 Index futures.

X_TRADER Platform Impact
To view these products, apply an updated pMerge file to all SGX Gateways:

  1. Copy the SGX.pmg file to <drive letter>:\tt\config.
  2. Stop GuardServer.
  3. Navigate to <drive letter>:\tt\bin.
  4. Double-click pMerge.exe. The Enter Exchange Name window appears.
  5. Specify the exchange name and flavor and click OK. The Open Guardian product table merge file window appears.
  6. Navigate to <drive letter>:\tt\config and select the SGX.pmg file. pMerge will update the existing Guardian Product Table with the correct values. After pMerge completes its tasks, the pMerge status bar displays Finished.
  7. Close the pMerge status bar.
  8. Start GuardServer.

After pMerge runs, verify that the Guardian Product Table contains the following values:

SGX DT/DC Contracts Ticker Symbol Point Value
SGX India Futures IN 1
SGX Options on SGX India Futures Call options – CINO

Put options – PINO

SGX India Bank Futures INB 2


TT Platform Impact
The products will be available automatically.

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