Activating REST API: It’s as Easy as 1,2,3

  1. Email to request real-time data. You will receive Trading Station Web practice account credentials via email.
  2. Log into the platform and click the button showing your login ID in the upper right corner. Then click on token management and enter your password once again.
  3. Clicking on generate token will create your authentication token for the REST API. Make sure to keep this in a safe place because this token is unique to your account. But don’t worry, if you ever do lose it you can always generate a new token and update your program to utilize the newly generated token.  Want more help? Click here for a full connection guide.


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