- Now certificates used for the advanced security
connection can be conveniently transfered from the desktop platform to
The trading platform supports extended
authentication by protecting a trade account using an SSL certificate in
addition to a password. The certificate is a file that is individually
generated for an account on the trade server. This file is unique, and
account connection is not possible without the certificate.
the earlier platform versions, any certificate requested and generated
from the desktop terminal needed to be manually copied and installed on
the device to enable use of the trading account from the MetaTrader 5
Mobile for iPhone/iPad or Android. Now, certificates can be conveniently transfered.
The Process of Certificate Transfer
A certificate is transfered via a trade server:
- A certificate is first encrypted on the desktop terminal: the
account owner sets the password for certificate encryption using the
secure AES-256 algorithm. This password is only know to the user, while
it is not sent to the server.
- Further, the encrypted certificate is sent to the trade
server, where it is stored until the mobile terminal receives it, but no
more than one hour.
- To receive the certificate on a mobile device, the user must
connect to the trading account from the mobile terminal. After
connecting, the user is prompted to import the certificate. To proceed
with the import, the user needs to specify the password that was used
for the certificate encryption on the desktop terminal.
Certificate transfer process is secure: the trade server is only
used as an intermediate storage, while the certificate is encrypted on
the client's side. The certificate password is not transmitted to or
stored on the trade server.
How to Transfer a Certificate
Connect to your account from the desktop terminal and select "Transfer Certificate" in its context menu:
Enter the master password of the account to confirm that it belongs
to you. Next, set a password to protect the certificate before sending
it to the server. Set a password that has at least 8 digits.
After successfully sending the certificate to the server, open the
mobile terminal and connect to your account. You will immediately be
prompted to import the certificate. Confirm and enter the password that
you have set from the desktop terminal.
You can view the imported certificate in the "About — Certificates" section.
Updated MetaTrader 5 Platforms for iPhone/iPad and Android supporting certificate transfer will be released soon.
- An updated algorithm for the execution of pending orders,
as well as SL ans TP, which provides more accurate testing conditions.
Advanced options of visual testing.
What's New for Exchange Instruments
In the real market, charts of exchange-traded instruments are generated
based on Last price information (the price of the last executed deal).
Stop Orders also trigger at the Last price. Limit orders trigger at Bid
and Ask prices. All types of orders are always executed at the current
market Bid/Ask prices. The Strategy Tester has been updated and now
better emulates real market conditions:
||Bid/Ask for all types of Pending Orders and SL/TP
||Bid/Ask for Limit Orders
Last for Stop, Stop-Limit and SL/TP orders
||The price specified in the order for all types of Pending Orders and SL/TP
||Bid/Ask at the time of order triggering for all types of Pending Orders and SL/TP
Let us consider an example of the Si-6.16 symbol. A new Buy Stop
order with the trigger price = 72580 is set while the current prices
are: Bid=72570, Ask=72572, Last=72552. New current prices are received
in a price stream:
A trigger for Stop-Orders of exchange instruments is the Last
price. So the Last price=72580 received in the stream activates the Buy
Stop order. In the earlier versions, the same price would be used to
execute this order. This behavior is incorrect, because there is no
Ask=72580 in the market to execute the Buy transaction.
The current Ask=72590 is used in the updated tester version, so the
Buy Stop order is executed at this price. The new trade execution
algorithm in the Tester is closer to real market conditions. The trade
operation would be executed at a non-market price when using the
previous algorithm, which would lead to inaccurate testing results.
What's New for Other Instruments
The algorithm has not changed for other instruments: Bid/Ask prices are
used for all types of pending orders, as well as for SL and TP.
However, the execution mode has changed: in earlier versions, orders
were executed at the price specified in the order. Now market Bid and
Ask prices as of the time of order activation are used.
What's New in Visual Testing
During visual testing, the bar's High Ask and Low Bid price lines are
now shown in the tester. On such charts, it is more convenient to test
Expert Advisors that trade exchange instruments, because bars of such
instruments, as well as order triggering are based on the Last prices,
while market operations are executed at Bid and Ask prices.
New option on the visual testing chart: navigation to a specified
date. Double-click on the chart and enter the desired date and time. It
is also possible to navigate to any order or trade: double-click on the
appropriate trading operation on the Trade, History or Operations tab.
- Expanded logging of information about price and tick
history loaded before testing start. The log now contains information
about the completion of history loading, as well as the amount of data
downloaded and time spent:
2016.05.10 12:47:53 Core 1 5.10 Mb of history processed in 0:00.842
2016.05.10 12:47:53 Core 1 GBPUSD: history synchronization completed [5225 Kb]
- Fixed behavior of the CopyTicks function: it could return fewer ticks than was requested.
- Fixed generation of template functions.
- Updated documentation.
Fixed errors reported in crash logs.
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