If you’re a NinjaTrader 8 user, you may have heard of the machine ID. It’s an important piece of information that’s required by vendors of add-ons, strategies, indicators, and other tools for NinjaTrader 8. In this article, we’ll cover what the machine ID is, how to find it, and why it’s important for you to know.
What is NinjaTrader 8 Machine ID?
The machine ID is a unique identifier that’s tied to your computer and your installation of NinjaTrader 8. It’s used by third-party vendors to attach your client to a license to use their add-ons. This ensures that the add-ons are only used by the person who purchased them, and not by unauthorized users.
Where to Find Your NinjaTrader 8 Machine ID
Finding your NinjaTrader 8 machine ID is easy. Simply follow these steps:
- Open the NinjaTrader 8 Control Center
- Click on “Help” in the top menu
- Click on “About”
- Your machine ID will be listed under “License ID” in the “License Information” section
Why Your Machine ID is Important
Your machine ID is important because it ensures that the add-ons you purchase from third-party vendors are tied to your client and can only be used by you. This helps prevent piracy and unauthorized use of add-ons, which is a benefit to both vendors and users.
Is it Safe to Share Your Machine ID with Others?
Yes, it’s safe to share your machine ID with others. Think of it like an alias you use on Telegram or Facebook. Linking the license only works one way. The vendor can either issue a license for a specific machine ID or take it away. However, it’s important to only share your machine ID with trusted sources. Sharing it with untrusted sources can lead to piracy and unauthorized use of add-ons.
What to Do When Your Machine ID Changes
Your machine ID will remain the same after you uninstall and reinstall NinjaTrader 8. However, if you install new hardware or a new operating system, your machine ID may change. If this happens, you’ll need to contact any third-party vendors and let them know that your machine ID has changed. They will need to issue a new license tied to your new machine ID so you can continue to use their add-ons.
Your NinjaTrader 8 machine ID is a unique identifier that’s tied to your computer and your installation of NinjaTrader 8. It’s used by third-party vendors to attach your client to a license to use their add-ons. Finding your machine ID is easy, and it’s important to keep it safe and only share it with trusted sources. If your machine ID changes, you’ll need to contact third-party vendors and have them issue a new license tied to your new machine ID.