jtrader command provides set of utilities to manage how you log in and interact with your broker’s account. The idea is that you should not use your credentials in the code ever. Additionally it may provide utilities to interact with your account from command line. Currently it support Zerodha only.
jtrader is the root command, it will then have sub-commands for each of the brokers
$ jtrader Usage: jtrader [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Options: --help Show this message and exit. Commands: zerodha Command line utilities for managin Zerodha account Get started by...
Overview of utilties available with zerodha -
$ jtrader zerodha Usage: jtrader zerodha [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Command line utilities for managin Zerodha account Get started by creating a session $ jtrader zerodha startsession Options: --help Show this message and exit. Commands: configdir Print app config directory location rm Delete stored credentials or sessions config To delete... savecreds Saves your creds in the APP config directory startsession Saves your login session in the app config folder
This is the preffered method for logging in to your Zerodha account
$ jtrader zerodha startsession User ID >: USERID Password >: Pin >: Logged in successfully as XYZ Saved session successfully
This will save your session in the config folder.
Once you have done this in your code you can call
load_session to use this session. Please note that like your browser login session expires after some time, same way this session will also expire but this is much safer than storing your credentials in code or plain text.
from jugaad_trader import Zerodha kite = Zerodha() kite.set_access_token() # loads the session from config folder profile = kite.profile()
This methods saves credentials in your config folder in
⚠️ Please note that you are storing your password in plain text
$ jtrader zerodha savecreds Saves your creds in app config folder in file named .zcred User ID >: USERID Password >: Pin >: Saved credentials successfully
Once you have done this, you can call
load_creds followed by
from jugaad_trader import Zerodha kite = Zerodha() kite.load_creds() kite.login() print(kite.profile())
You can simple run below command to get the config folder location
$ jtrader zerodha configdir
In case you wish to delete configuration, you can delete using
To delete SESSION
$ jtrader zerodha rm SESSION
To delete CREDENTIALS
$ jtrader zerodha rm CREDENTIALS