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How To Set up NinjaTrader 8.1. + With Tradovate Accounts

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NT 8.1 Setup Video - Setup NinjaTrader 8.1 with Tradvoate & Rithmic --


Make sure to follow the step-by-step instructions that are listed below.

First Login to

Use the credentials we assigned you. They can be found on the bottom right of your apextraderfunding dashboard or on the left sidebar under NT8 Setup and Key > Tradovate

NOTE: Make SURE there are no spaces in your username and password, including at the beginning and end.


Here is what the login screen at should look like. Enter your Tradovate Account credentials as shown.

2.  There will be several disclaimers and agreements that you need to sign the first time you log in to Tradovate. Please agree to ALL on multiple pages. (This is vital as it will not activate your Tradovate data until you do so.)

Fill out your First and Last name and submit. Fill out First and Last name exactly as your name appears above the signature box. Once you sign and are in the Tradovate main dashboard, you must wait up to 4 hours for the data to be activated. This is usually activated much sooner, but please be aware. When the chart symbols go from orange to white, this means your data is activated, but you will need to login and return to to see this update.


You can now trade directly on! The following steps are OPTIONAL, just as trading on NinjaTrader with our Tradovate accounts are OPTIONAL.


Now, how to set up NinjaTrader with Tradovate accounts, if you choose to do so.

4. Go to and Open Account.


Fill out your email. You will get a link in your inbox to activate a NinjaTrader online account.
Once you click the email in your inbox, you will be prompted to create a username and password.

NOTE: If you get this screen below, you will need to sign up to with a new email.



You want the following screen below so you can sign up for a risk-free trail, so you can access the ninjatrader dashboard online.

Now that you have a NinjaTrader online login, click Try risk-free simulated trading link:


Then, fill out your info and it will then take you to the NinjaTrader Online dashboard:

After you fill out the info, you will be asked, Desktop or Web; simply close this box:

Now that you are on the NinjaTrader online Dashboard, click the top right ICON and select Settings.

Next, click on Plans > Import a License Key:

NOTE: you will only need to import a Rithmic license key if you have tradovate and Rithmic.

If you only have a Tradovate account with us, you do not need to import a license key.


Copy and Paste our Rithmic License key. Here it is for reference ( @APE-XTRA-DERF-UNDI-183T-PR45-LW27-63GE ). Find the license key on the main menu when you log in to your account under NT Setup and Key, Rithmic:


Next, paste the NinjaTrader License Key and click Import.

You should get a "License key was imported successfully" message.
If you do not get this message, you will need to contact NinjaTrader Support or create a new account, then repeat this set up to get the successful license key import.


You now have the successful import. Click on the Download button on the bottom left.

Then, download the Most Recent Release of NinjaTrader.

While this is downloading, please click on the top right ICON and select settings.

Next, click on Preferences > and select Numeric.

With NinjaTrader installed, open NinjaTrader. Enter the username and password you created for your account.

Each time you start NinjaTrader, you will need to enter the Username and Password you signed up with for NinjaTrader, then click Log In.

NinjaTrader will start up. After this, you will see the NinjaTrader Console.

NOTE: If you see Live or Simulation dialog box, always select Simulation, as our accounts only run in simulation mode. Live is if you have your own funds with NinjaTrader directly.


Now, please go to Tools > Options > General and verify that the Multi-provider box is CHECKED. Click
Apply > OK.


Please Restart Ninja at this point.


Now once NinjaTrader is relaunched,

This will allow you to setup your NinjaTrader/(Tradovate) Connection.

You will now be able to click on Connections > Configure to set up your My Rithmic for NinjaTrader Brokerage Connection.


Click Connections > configure, and set up this screen:

Select NinjaTrader then add.




Now copy/paste your APEX_XXXX username and Password for Tradovate
located on the bottom right of our website login.



Once your connection screen is setup

now click Apply  > Ok

then go to Connections > My NinjaTrader

and your Tradovate account(s) will load.


Please view the video link at the top of this page if you need more guidance.

thank you,








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