This page describes:
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Onboarding and Certification
New CME STP customers systems must certify. Contact Certification Support for Electronic Trading (CSET) for more information.
CME STP API Connectivity
Customers can connect to CME STP FIXML API and CME STP FIX API via the following options:
- Dedicated CME Group connectivity (Production access only) – CME Glink, CME EConnect, CME EConnect Secaucus, LNet and CME Globex Hubs.
To access CME STP or CME STP API over the internet, customers must connect to the following URLs:
|CME STP FIXML over HTTPS||New Release|
FIX API over Secure TCP
These URLs use certificates signed by an official trusted Certificate Authority (CA). Customers do not need to install additional certificates.
CME Group Connectivity (Production access only) - CME Glink, CME EConnect, CME EConnectSecaucus, LNet, CME Globex Hub
For the production environment only, clients may also choose to access CME STP and CME STP FIX over their leased lines.
- FIXML API over HTTPS
- FIX API (Secure TCP based)
- PROD - stpfixapi.cmegroup.com:443
These URLs also use certificates signed by a trusted CA and customers do not need to install additional certificates.
Clients must create a Domain Name Service (DNS) record in their systems to associate the DNS name and following IPs to access the STP services:
Disaster Recovery Considerations
During a disaster recovery (DR) event clients will automatically be directed to the DR instance of CME STP and CME STP FIX. Clients do not need to make any connectivity changes.
Please find CME Group connectivity options here.
See CME Group Trading Hours.
CME STP is available in PRODUCTION beginning 2 PM Central Time Sunday afternoon through 9 PM Central Time Friday. Internal testing occurs every weekend in the Production Environment; please make sure your API is not connected from Friday night until Sunday morning.
Trades that occur on CME ClearPort and CME Globex will not make the opposite broker of the trade available due to the competitive fairness in the market place rule.
CME STP supports all cleared trades for all asset classes. It uses HTTPS polling to retrieve the cleared trades in a secure fashion.
CME STP allows trading firm and broker firm participants, and asset managers to view their Exchange trading, off-Exchange trading, and clearing activity via subscription and query messages. CME STP provides trade and allocation information from the following sources:
|CXPIT||COMEX Trading Floor|
Represents the monthly delivering into a strip of individual daily positions and the transfer to establish the open position on the books of the firm or client.
|FIRM||Clearing firm submission into FEC via UI or API.|
|IRS||Trade Capture reports values represent Platform Name e.g. BLOOMBERG, MARKIT, TRADEWEB.|
|NXPIT||NYMEX Trading Floor|
|PCBOT||CBOT Trading Floor|
CME STP supports these major functions:
|Trade Capture Reports & Notifications||Provides Cleared Trade Notifications.|
|Allows queries for CME STP using parameters such as Party (Broker, Trading Firm, Asset Manager), Trade Date, Venue, Product and Exchange supported by REST style HTTP parameters / FIXML message (e.g. TrdCaptRptReq).|
Provides a choice between receiving spread-level messages with legs, or individual leg-level messages.
|Allocations||Provides allocation information on messages to executing firm and offset and onset messages to the executing and claiming firm.|
See more about Supported Functions.
CME STP supports the following clients:
Allows Trading Firms to view Exchange trading, off-Exchange trading, and clearing activity using Subscription and Query requests and Trade Capture Report responses, associated with their Trading Firm only.
Allows Asset Managers to view all trades associated with the Trading Firms that are set up for them (via CME Account Management Service) using Subscription and Query requests and Trade Capture Report responses.
|Brokers||Allows Brokers to view ONLY CME ClearPort trades that they have brokered using Subscription and Query requests and Trade Capture Report responses.|
Mode of Connectivity
Interaction with the API is session-less. Provide a username and password on each HTTP request, and CME STP authenticates it. CME STP sends a token in response to valid subscription requests and valid query requests where the response requires multiple pages. Continue the subscription or request the next page of the query by sending CME STP this token on subsequent requests. Both customers and CME STP will use the
x-cme-token custom HTTP Request Header to transmit this token.
|TCP/IP over TLS 1.2 is required to establish physical connection to CME STP.|
|Authentication is required in the header of the HTTP request and should be in format of “username:password” converted to base 64.|
CME STP is built upon Representation State Transfer (REST) web service technology. In this methodology, HTTP URLs and methods (such as GET, POST, etc.), parameters, and statuses are used to model the remote procedure call behavior.
The API utilizes the industry standard FIXML format with custom CME extensions.
CME STP Trade View
For details about the CME STP Trade View GUI, please refer to this User Help System.