Manage trading embedded HTTP users

If you enable HTTP basic authentication on an embedded HTTP server trading pickup, you will need to create one or more trading HTTP user accounts to enable your partners to connect to the embedded server.

The users you create for any HTTP embedded trading pickup can be reused for any other HTTP embedded trading pickup that the community owns. All of the trading HTTP users that you create for a community can be viewed and managed from a single page in the UI.

You manage Trading HTTP users independently from HTTP application users. For application HTTP users, see Manage application embedded HTTP users.

If you have more than one community, the set of trading HTTP users of each community are owned independently of each other. You cannot share trading users between communities.

This topic describes the following HTTP user tasks:

Create a trading HTTP user


You must have already created:


  1. From the menu bar select Trading configuration > Manage trading configuration to open the Communities page.
  2. Click the name of the community to which you want to add an HTTP user. Activator opens the Summary page for the community.
  3. In the community graphic, click the Trading pickup icon to open the Trading pickups page.
  4. From the list of pickups, click the name of an existing HTTP embedded trading pickup. This opens the maintenance page for the pickup.
  5. Select the Accounts tab.
  6. Make sure that the option This server requires a username and password to enable authentication is selected.
  7. Click Add.
  8. You now have the option of selecting a pre-existing user or creating a new user.
  9. To use a pre-existing user, click the name of a user from the displayed list of users, then click Save.
  10. To create a new user:
    1. Click Create a new user.
    2. Enter a user name and password. The user name must be unique within the community. The password must conform to the requirements of the password policy.
    3. Select a password policy. See Manage password policies of transport users.
    4. Click Save.
    5. If there is more than one user in the list of users for this pickup, specify which user is the default user by clicking next to the user in the Default column.
    6. Click Save changes.

Open the trading HTTP users page

To see all of the trading HTTP users of a community:

  1. Go to Trading configuration > Manage trading configuration to open the Communities page.
  2. Click the name of the community for which you want to view all trading HTTP users, to open the summary page for the community.
  3. In the community navigation graphic, click the Transport users icon.
  4. On the Transport users page, select the HTTP users tab.

This page displays all of the community's trading HTTP users. For each user it displays:

  • The exchange point where the user is enabled
  • The embedded server address that the user can access
  • A description of the type of user access.

Manage trading HTTP user settings

To change settings for an single trading HTTP user:

  1. Open the Trading HTTP users page, as described above.
  2. Click the name of the trading HTTP user you want to modify to open the configuration page for that user.
  3. Modify the fields to change one of these items:
    • Password
    • Enable or disable the user
    • Select an alternative password policy.
  4. Click Save changes.

Modify a trading HTTP user password policy

To modify the parameters of the password policy, for example to strengthen the policy:

  1. Open the sTrading HTTP user page, as described above.
  2. In the Default policy column, click the name of a default policy for any user, to open the Modify password policy page.
  3. In the Password policy settings tab, select the policy parameters that correspond to your security requirements.
  4. In the Assigned HTTP users tab, review the list of users to make sure that you want the policy to apply to each of the displayed users. If you need to, you can assign another policy to any of the users at this time.
  5. Click Save changes.

Remember that the user's password must comply with the password policy that is assigned to the user. If you strengthen a password policy, you may need to update the password to remain in compliance. An error message will indicate if a user's password no longer complies with the policy.

Delete a trading HTTP user

Only an HTTP user that is not owned by any pickup can be deleted from the community. To delete an HTTP user:

  1. Open the Trading HTTP users page, as described above.
  2. Find a trading HTTP user that is not owned by any exchange point. For this type of user the Exchange point column is empty.
  3. Click the Delete in the far right column for that user.

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