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Getting FIX API

Where to find FIX Credentials

This section is describes the user interface tools that cTrader platform provides for traders who want to use FIX API.

Getting FIX API Credentials

Within cTrader and cAlgo you can find the FIX API credentials which enable you to access the respective account. Credentials can be found in two locations. Firstly from the file menu FIX API > Credentials. See below.

You can also access FIX credentials from the footer button titled "FIX API" which is located underneath the marketwatch section of the application.

There are two types of connection and each type has it's own individual set of credentials. Price Connection and Trade Connection. Trading operations requests cannot be sent through the Price Connections credentials and vice versa.

FIX Symbol ID

Each symbol has it's own unique ID. This is required to identify it in FIX messages. From the cTrader you can find the FIX Symbol ID in each symbols info-window. Simply find the symbol, expand its state to display the "i" icon, click it to launch the window and scroll down until you find "FIX Symbol ID".

NOTE: FIX Symbol ID could be different across brokers so it is important to remember to check before connecting to a new broker using FIX API, otherwise you may be trading or receiving prices for the wrong symbols.