IMPORTANT: Your Machine ID will change if you make a significant change to your computer, such as upgrading your operating system, updating your BIOS, or adding memory or a new hard drive. You do NOT need to uninstall or reinstall your indicators just because your Machine ID changes, though the new id needs to be registered for each of your indicators. Mac computer users may experience Machine ID changes when emulator software like Parallels is updated. If this happens and your Machine ID changes, you’ll need to register your new machine ID for each of your indicators.
How to get and register your Machine IDs for each of your Indicators
If you've registered your machine id more than a few times, you'll likely need to send the text of your machine id to our support team to register it for you. Otherwise, you can view a video of how to register your NT Machine IDs on the Indicator Installation Videos page, accessible from the BCT Website Support page. If written instructions are preferred, refer to the following steps:
- First, copy your Machine ID from Ninja Trader’s Control Center window, using the Help/About menu. Make sure that you’re selecting the Machine ID and not the License ID (the machine ID doesn’t have any hyphens in it). Double-click on the machine id number to select it, then right-click on your selection and choose Copy from the menu that pops up. Here's an example of an NT Machine ID in NinjaTrader 8, pointed to by the blue arrow. Double-click on the ID that's shown in your Help/About menu and right-click to choose to copy it :
- Open the Member Dashboard on the basecamptrading.com website, and select the Indicators button. Select the indicator you want to download, then paste (right-click in the box and select Paste) your Machine ID into the box next to “Ninja Trader Bundle Download”, which contains the words, Machine ID. Paste your own Machine ID into that box. (See the info below if you need more assistance in locating your Machine ID.)
- Once the Machine ID has been entered into the required box, hit the Authenticate Indicators button to the right and your Machine ID will be linked to that indicator. You can download all of your NT indicators at this point, but remember that you must still register each one individually using the steps above, or you’ll continue to receive errors about registration for those not registered. If you only need to register your indicators, you do not need to download and install the indicators again each time (download and install them only when the indicator has been updated or changed).
These steps should appear similar to what’s shown in the image that follows this paragraph. Note that if you do this for more than one indicator, make sure you hit the RELOAD button above the pulldown before selecting a new indicator from the pulldown. Again, copying and pasting your machine ID is recommended, as it’s easy to make an error if typing it in manually.
The same process is used to register BCT Indicators for NinjaTrader whether you're using NT7 or NT8. The registration applies to both versions.
Again, BCT users are allowed to enter only a couple of machine IDs themselves. You can enter as many indicators as you'd like per Machine ID, but only a couple of different Machine IDs per indicator. If you need to update more than a few Machine IDs, contact support for assistance.