Automation of Interactive Brokers TWS. You can download the latest release here:
Java Shell Batchfile C#
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Download the latest official release here

IBController provides hands-free operation of Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation. It's especially useful for developers of automated trading systems who use IB API. Features include:

  • Automates Trader Workstation (TWS) and IB Gateway (including the FIX mode)
  • Completes login dialog with credentials from an .ini file or command line
  • Handles dialog boxes which TWS presents during programmatic trading activities
  • Keeps TWS running indefinitely by handling TWS time-based exits
  • Allows TWS to be terminated at a specified time on a specified day of the week
  • Dismisses various dialog messages (eg version updates, daily tips, IB API connections etc)
  • Exposes a telnet control protocol to STOP the GUI or ENABLEAPI for IB API client access


If you just want to use IBController without modifying it, you should download the latest official release ZIP which you can find here.

Should you ever need to revert to an earlier IBController release, they are also available here.

If you use Arch Linux you can install the ib-controller package from AUR: it includes lots of server-oriented features such as multiple daemons, systemd units, headless/virtual framebuffer support, Monit monitoring etc.

Developers may wish to embed IBController for integration testing convenience (eg see projects GoIB and IB Connect)

User Guide

Please see the IBController User Guide for installation and usage instructions. The User Guide is also included as a PDF file in the download ZIP.


If you need assistance with running IBController, or have any queries or suggestions for improvement, you should join the IBController User Group.

If you're convinced you've found a bug in IBController, please report it via either the IBController User Group or the GitHub Issue Tracker.

Please provide as much evidence as you can, especially the versions of IBController and TWS/Gateway you're using and a full description of the incorrect behaviour you're seeing.


We welcome your involvement and contributions! Please read the contributor guidelines, and send us a pull request.

We also thank past contributors to the original SourceForge project: Richard King, Steven Kearns and Ken Geis. Plus of course all those on our GitHub contributor list.


IBController is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3.