FIX (Financial Information eXchange) is a standard protocol that can be used to enter orders, submit cancel requests, and receive fills. FIX API users typically have existing software that runs FIX for order management.
This page explains how to connect to the Prime FIX protocol.
Before logging onto a FIX session, clients must establish a secure connection to the FIX gateway (
If your FIX implementation does not support establishing a native TCP SSL connection, you must setup a local proxy such as stunnel to establish a secure connection to the FIX gateway. See the SSL Tunnels section for more details and examples.
Sessions are forcibly logged out every day between 5pm ET and 5:05pm ET for a maintenance window. All users are required to restart their sessions during this time and reset sequence numbers to 0.
Our server supports message replay and sequence number renegotiation as specified in FIX Session Layer Online, under Initial synchronization of messages in a FIX connection.
Replay files are available for 24 hours, starting at 5pm ET and ending 5pm ET the next day.
Requests are limited to 50 calls per second/FIX session. We allow up to 7 sessions/portfolio but only 1 per API Key. For more, see Rate Limits.
fix.prime.coinbase.com:4198 only accepts TCP connections secured by SSL. If your FIX client library cannot establish an SSL connection natively, you must run a local proxy that establishes a secure connection and allow unencrypted local connections.
Example of stunnel configuration (stunnel.conf):
foreground = yes
debug = info
client = yes
accept = 4198
connect = fix.prime.coinbase.com:4198
verify = 4
CAfile = resources/fix-prime.coinbase.com.pem
Pull Down Prime Certificate
Command to pull down Prime Certificate for CAfile:
openssl s_client -showcerts -connect fix.prime.coinbase.com:4198 < /dev/null | openssl x509 -outform PEM > fix-prime.coinbase.com.pem
openssl x509 -outform PEM > fix-prime.coinbase.com.pem
Command to run your stunnel.conf file:
Sample [Session] Section in FIX configuration file:
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