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To view FIX traffic the Wireshark tool can be used.

The traffic can be encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS) that provides security in the communication between two hosts.


  1. Create a self-signed SSL certificate via open SSL using the following How to configure built-in SSL support for FIX session in FIXEdge
  2. Configure SSL Acceptors in FIXEdge
  3. Configure Wireshark
  4. Capture traffic
  5. Decrypt traffic


  • Add the RSA private key file to the configuration.
    Go to Edit / Preferences / RSA Keys / Add new key file / Browse and select the key.pem earlier generated.
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Start capturing packages on Wireshark


  • Start acceptor.
  • Once the connection will be established you will see decrypted traffic.
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