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The Kite Connect API JavaScript/TypeScript Client

The official JavaScript/TypeScript 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) 2024. Licensed under the MIT License.



  • NodeJS v18.0.0+


Install via npm

npm install kiteconnect@latest

Or via yarn

yarn add kiteconnect

Getting started with API

import { KiteConnect } from "kiteconnect";

const apiKey = "your_api_key";
const apiSecret = "your_api_secret";
const requestToken = "your_request_token";

const kc = new KiteConnect({ api_key: apiKey });

async function init() {
  try {
    await generateSession();
    await getProfile();
  } catch (err) {

async function generateSession() {
  try {
    const response = await kc.generateSession(requestToken, apiSecret);
    console.log("Session generated:", response);
  } catch (err) {
    console.error("Error generating session:", err);

async function getProfile() {
  try {
    const profile = await kc.getProfile();
    console.log("Profile:", profile);
  } catch (err) {
    console.error("Error getting profile:", err);
// Initialize the API calls

Getting started WebSocket client

import { KiteTicker } from "kiteconnect";

const apiKey = "your_api_key";
const accessToken = "generated_access_token";

const ticker = new KiteTicker({
  api_key: apiKey,
  access_token: accessToken,

ticker.on("ticks", onTicks);
ticker.on("connect", subscribe);
ticker.on("disconnect", onDisconnect);
ticker.on("error", onError);
ticker.on("close", onClose);
ticker.on("order_update", onTrade);

function onTicks(ticks: any[]): void {
  console.log("Ticks", ticks);

function subscribe(): void {
  const tokens = [738561, 256265];
  ticker.setMode(ticker.modeFull, tokens);

function onDisconnect(error: Error): void {
  console.log("Closed connection on disconnect", error);

function onError(error: Error): void {
  console.log("Closed connection on error", error);

function onClose(reason: string): void {
  console.log("Closed connection on close", reason);

function onTrade(order: any): void {
  console.log("Order update", order);

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 when the client-side network is unreliable and patchy.

Enable auto re-connection with a preferred interval and time. For example:

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

  • Event noreconnect 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 20 then after 20th re-connection this event will be triggered. Also note that the current process is exited when this event is triggered.

  • Event connect will be triggered again when re-connection succeeds.

Here is an example demonstrating auto reconnection.

import { KiteTicker } from "kiteconnect";

const apiKey = "your_api_key";
const accessToken = "generated_access_token";
const ticker = new KiteTicker({
  api_key: "api_key",
  access_token: "access_token",
ticker.autoReconnect(true, 10, 5);
ticker.on("ticks", onTicks);
ticker.on("connect", subscribe);
ticker.on("noreconnect", () => {
ticker.on("reconnect", (reconnect_count: any, reconnect_interval: any) => {
    "Reconnecting: attempt - ",
    " interval - ",

function onTicks(ticks: any[]) {
  console.log("Ticks", ticks);

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

Run unit tests

npm run test

Generate documentation

$ npx typedoc --out ./docs



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 login_url()
  • At the redirect url endpoint, obtain the request_token from the query parameters
  • Initialise a new instance of Kite client, use request_access_token() to obtain the access_token along with authenticated user data
  • Store this response in a session and use the stored access_token and initialise instances of Kite client for subsequent API calls.

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