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The Kite Connect API Javascript client - v4

The official Javascript node client for communicating with the Kite Connect API.

Kite Connect is a set of REST-like APIs that expose many capabilities required to build a complete investment and trading platform. Execute orders in real time, manage user portfolio, stream live market data (WebSockets), and more, with the simple HTTP API collection.

Zerodha Technology (c) 2018. Licensed under the MIT License.



  • NodeJS v8.0.0+


Install via npm

npm install [email protected]

Or via Yarn

yarn add kiteconnect

Breaking changes - v4

is a breaking major release with multiple internal modification to improve user experience.

Below are the breaking changes: - Upgrade deps and set minimum nodejs version to 8.0.0+ - Return promise instead of throwing error on generateSession and renewAccessToken - Handle gtt payload validation and throw proper error - Change ticker response attributes naming as per kite connect doc

Getting started with API

var KiteConnect = require("kiteconnect").KiteConnect;

var kc = new KiteConnect({ api_key: "your_api_key" });

kc.generateSession("request_token", "api_secret") .then(function(response) { init(); }) .catch(function(err) { console.log(err); });

function init() { // Fetch equity margins. // You can have other api calls here. kc.getMargins() .then(function(response) { // You got user's margin details. }).catch(function(err) { // Something went wrong. }); }

API promises

All API calls returns a promise which you can use to call methods like

    .then(function(v) {
        // On success
    .catch(function(e) {
        // On rejected

Getting started WebSocket client

var KiteTicker = require("kiteconnect").KiteTicker;
var ticker = new KiteTicker({
    api_key: "api_key",
    access_token: "access_token"

ticker.connect(); ticker.on("ticks", onTicks); ticker.on("connect", subscribe);

function onTicks(ticks) { console.log("Ticks", ticks); }

function subscribe() { var items = [738561]; ticker.subscribe(items); ticker.setMode(ticker.modeFull, items); }

Auto re-connect WebSocket client

Optionally you can enable client side auto re-connection to automatically reconnect if the connection is dropped. It is very useful at times when client side network is unreliable and patchy.

All you need to do is enable auto re-connection with preferred interval and time. For example ```javascript // Enable auto reconnect with 5 second interval and retry for maximum of 20 times. ticker.autoReconnect(true, 20, 5)

// You can also set re-connection times to -1 for infinite re-connections ticker.autoReconnect(true, -1, 5) ``

- Event
is called when auto re-connection is triggered and event callback carries two additional params
reconnection interval set
current re-connection count`.
  • Event

    is called when number of auto re-connections exceeds the maximum re-connection count set. For example if maximum re-connection count is set as
    then after 20th re-connection this event will be triggered. Also note that the current process is exited when this event is triggered.
  • Event

    will be triggered again when re-connection succeeds.

Here is an example demonstrating auto reconnection. ```javascript var KiteTicker = require("kiteconnect").KiteTicker; var ticker = new KiteTicker({ apikey: "apikey", accesstoken: "accesstoken" });

// set autoreconnect with 10 maximum reconnections and 5 second interval ticker.autoReconnect(true, 10, 5) ticker.connect(); ticker.on("ticks", onTicks); ticker.on("connect", subscribe);

ticker.on("noreconnect", function() { console.log("noreconnect"); });

ticker.on("reconnecting", function(reconnectinterval, reconnections) { console.log("Reconnecting: attempt - ", reconnections, " innterval - ", reconnectinterval); });

function onTicks(ticks) { console.log("Ticks", ticks); }

function subscribe() { var items = [738561]; ticker.subscribe(items); ticker.setMode(ticker.modeFull, items); } ```



A typical web application

In a typical web application where a new instance of views, controllers etc. are created per incoming HTTP request, you will need to initialise a new instance of Kite client per request as well. This is because each individual instance represents a single user that's authenticated, unlike an admin API where you may use one instance to manage many users.

Hence, in your web application, typically:

  • You will initialise an instance of the Kite client
  • Redirect the user to the
  • At the redirect url endpoint, obtain the
    from the query parameters
  • Initialise a new instance of Kite client, use
    to obtain the
    along with authenticated user data
  • Store this response in a session and use the stored
    and initialise instances of Kite client for subsequent API calls.

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