The official Python client library for the Kite Connect trading APIs

The Kite Connect API Python client

The official Python 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.

Rainmatter (c) 2016. Licensed under the MIT License.


Installing the client

pip install kiteconnect

API usage

from kiteconnect import KiteConnect

kite = KiteConnect(api_key="your_api_key")

# Redirect the user to the login url obtained
# from kite.login_url(), and receive the request_token
# from the registered redirect url after the login flow.
# Once you have the request_token, obtain the access_token
# as follows.

data = kite.request_access_token("request_token_here", secret="your_secret")

# Place an order
    order_id = kite.order_place(tradingsymbol="INFY",

    print("Order placed. ID is", order_id)
except Exception as e:
    print("Order placement failed", e.message)

# Fetch all orders

Refer to the Python client documentation for the complete list of supported methods.

WebSocket usage

from kiteconnect import WebSocket

# Initialise.
kws = WebSocket("your_api_key", "your_public_token", "logged_in_user_id")

# Callback for tick reception.
def on_tick(tick, ws):
    print tick

# Callback for successful connection.
def on_connect(ws):
    # Subscribe to a list of instrument_tokens (RELIANCE and ACC here).
    ws.subscribe([738561, 5633])

    # Set RELIANCE to tick in `full` mode.
    ws.set_mode(ws.MODE_FULL, [738561])

# Assign the callbacks.
kws.on_tick = on_tick
kws.on_connect = on_connect

# Infinite loop on the main thread. Nothing after this will run.
# You have to use the pre-defined callbacks to manage subscriptions.


  • 2015-07-15 Fixed: Different response type recevied for large number of subscriptions
  • 2016-05-31 Added WebSocket class for streaming data.
  • 2016-04-29 instruments() call now returns parsed CSV records.
  • 2016-05-04 Added historical() call.
  • 2016-05-09 Added parent_order_id param for multi-legged orders.
  • 2016-07-25 Option to disable SSL cert verification (Ubuntu 12.04 openssl bug)
  • 2016-08-26 Full compatability for Python 3
  • 2016-10-21 Released version 3.3 with following fixes and features * Added tag support to order APIs * Added proxy support for api and websocket streaming * Fixed market depth orders integer overflow issue.
  • 2016-11-11 Added connection pooling (v3.4)
  • 2017-01-21 Bug fixes (v3.4.1)