Step 3 of ETRADE authentication. Pass the verification code generated after a successful log into the URL created from etrd_auth_login_url.

etrd_auth_access_token(verif_code, etrade_cred = NULL, sandbox = FALSE)



a 5 digit alpha numeric code created after successfully logging into the ETRADE URL generated from etrd_auth_login_url


The output created from etrd_auth_credentials when a valid ETRADE key and secret have been passed. This entry is not required because the output is saved and retrieved from R options automatically.


ETRADE offers a sandbox environment for validating API calls and responses. If using the sandbox environment, this must be set to TRUE in each function called throughout etrader. ETRADE states "Sandbox responses use stored data that's intended to provide typical responses for basic use cases. So the responses you receive will not contain current data, and may not exactly match your requests in other ways." Essentially, the responses will not match the requests entered but successful pull will indicate whether the entry was valid or not.


a key and secret oauth access token


Authentication into the ETRADE environment requires a three step process: set ETRADE credentials, generate request tokens to create a login URL, and use the verification code to create access tokens. The verification code is generated after successfully logging into the URL that comes from etrd_auth_login_url.

The access tokens expire each day at midnight Eastern Time. The next day Auth step 1-3 will be required to get new access tokens. If two hours have elapsed between API calls during a trading day, the access token is inactivated. Use etrd_auth_manage_token to refresh an inactivated access token.

See also

etrd_auth_credentials to set the key and secret into an oauth app, etrd_auth_login_url to generate request tokens and create a login URL, etrd_auth_access_token to use the verification code to create access tokens, etrd_auth_manage_token to renew or revoke access tokens


if (FALSE) { # The etrade_cred has been stored into options so does not need to be passed # After a successful log in, paste the verification code as shown access_tok = etrd_auth_access_token(verif_code = 'XX123') }