Security

Security questions

How can I test my SaxoTrader connection to be sure that it is secure?

If you want to test your SaxoTrader connection to be sure that you are using a secure connection, you can use this easy step-by-step guide:
  1. Launch your SaxoTrader
  2. Log in to your SaxoTrader
  3. If an upgrade is available, install the upgrade and restart
  4. At the login screen, click on 'Change connection settings'
  5. In the top section you will find two drop-down menus (indicated by arrow pointing down).In the 'Protocol' drop-down menu, select 'Auto detect', and click 'OK'
  6. Log in to your SaxoTrader
  7. Click 'File' in top left corner => click 'Options' => click 'Connections'
  8. Mouse-over 'Auto Detect' to see how you are connecting via 'Auto Detect' (shown in pop up)
  • If the 'Current connection type' is using port 443 or 1001 you have a secure connection.
  • If the 'Current connection type' is using port 80, you have HTTPS connection difficulties. Please go to trouble shooting

What is HTTPS ?

HTTPS (HTTP over SSL or HTTP Secure) is the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) as a sublayer under regular HTTP application layering.

HTTPS encrypts and decrypts user page requests as well as the pages that are returned by the Saxo Web server. The use of HTTPS ensures that no third party may eavesdrop or tamper with any message.

For SaxoTrader HTTPS connection, port 443 must be open in your firewall/proxy server.

What is TLS ?

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol (connection) that ensures privacy in your communication with Saxo Bank over the Internet.

When a Saxo Bank server and client communicate, TLS ensures that no third party may eavesdrop or tamper with any message.
 
TLS is the successor to the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For a Saxo Trader ‘TCP with TLS’ connection, port 1001 must be open in your firewall/proxy server.

Updated 14.06.2012