Adding a CFE connection
To add an CFE connection:
- Click Connections in the left navigation panel.
- Click +New Connection
- Configure the settings in the General Settings section:
- Connection enabled: Check this setting to activate the connection. Uncheck to deactivate the connection.
- Name: This is a required field for creating a connection.
- Exchange: Select CFE. Only one exchange is allowed per connection.
- Use the default setting in the Type field.
Configure the settings in the Additional Settings section.
Configure the following CFE (CBOE Futures Exchange) settings per connection:
- Target Comp ID — The ID of the firm receiving messages from the exchange host. This ID is generated and provided by the exchange based on your firm name. This field populates the value of Tag 56 (TargetCompID) in all inbound messages on this connection.
- Sender Comp ID — Identifies the name of the firm that sends messages to the exchange. This is generated by the exchange based on the client’s firm name and exchange-provided connection ID number. The maximum length of the SenderCompId is eight characters. This field populates the value of Tag 49 (SenderCompID) in all outbound messages for the connection.
- Sender Sub ID — Identifies the user in Tag 50 on all manual order actions (outbound messages) sent to the exchange via the connection. Users must register the Sender Sub ID with the exchange. Required for order routing.
- Primary IP — Sets the exchange-provided IP address for connecting to the exchange. This is required.
- Primary Port — Sets the exchange-provided port for connecting to the exchange. This is required.
- Secondary IP — Sets the backup IP Address for connecting to the exchange.
- Secondary Port — Sets the backup port for connecting to the exchange.
You can review the connection settings in the Settings tab.
Click the Accounts tab to assign an existing account to the connection. Multiple accounts can be added to a single connection.
Note: The connection will not become active until at least one account is assigned.
Click Save Changes.