API Access for retail traders

Currently, Tradovate offers API access to 3rd parties.

Allow retail traders to access the Tradovate API

I see this feature marked planned, which is great; I also noticed this site live: https://api.tradovate.com/ but never saw any formal announcement about the API being live. Have you officially made it live? What is required for retail traders to create their own apps and generate credentials? Do we need to request access, API specific credentials, etc?

Many thanks.

Hi @Jackson_Graves

While we’re finalizing the documentation (and it is viewable publicly) and samples/tutorials, we have not yet released all of the underlying pieces to allow users to request keys for access, manage key permissions, get support, etc. We’re a few weeks out from having all of that complete and available for users.

Access key generation and permissions for those keys will all be managed through the trading platform.

We will make some formal announcements when we finalize the timing

Great to hear, exciting stuff. Thank you!

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When published, is the API intended to be used by retail exclusively external to Tradovate (ie, say you build a Python app to use the API) or will it also support automated trading directly within Tradovate or in a custom indicator?

External to Tradovate.

We do have some plans on allowing strategy automation within Tradovate as well. We have some interesting ideas about how to allow users to leverage some of the tools and capabilities of our Google Cloud infrastructure as part of that. Its a bigger project, but something we’re planning on delivering.

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Hi Brian – thanks for the information. Is there a date we can expect authentication requests to be permitted by your servers? I reached out to support a few times this week about my access key requests getting denied because I’ve been doing a lot of coding based on the documentation thats already released (thought it was live based off this), and never heard back, so this post makes a lot of sense. just wanted to let you know that this is a very highly anticipated feature, so an expected date would be fantastic. regardless, thanks so much for making this available to tradovate customers. once this is finalized, tradovate will undoubtedly be the best broker there is! thanks again