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Getting started

Kite is a minimalistic, intuitive, responsive, light, yet powerful web and mobile trading application offered by Zerodha. Bandwidth consumption of less than 0.5 Kbps for a full marketwatch, extensive charting with over 100 indicators and 6 chart types, advanced order types like Brackets and cover, millisecond order placements, and more. Used by over 8+ lakh clients and serving over 200 million HTTP requests a day with no hiccups.

Welcome email & passwords

After account opening, two emails are sent:

  1. Welcome email

  2. Password email

Welcome email

Welcome email contains login and password details to Q, our reporting tool. Q contains all historical reports, tax P&L, ledger, fund withdrawal requests, historical holdings/positions table, trade and P&L visualizations (quant reports) to help improve trading performance and more.

Password email

This email contains the trading/Kite user ID, and the first time login password. A prompt to change this while logging into Kite for the first time will be made.

Also as part of 2fa authentication, set answers to 5 questions from a list of 10 questions. Every login thereafter would require the Kite password, and answers to any two of these five questions.

Password policy

Forgot password link under the login window on Kite can be used to reset passwords if forgotten.

If you've entered your password or 2FA answers incorrectly 10 times and you try logging in with the incorrect details for the 11th time, your account will be blocked. Once blocked, contact 080-40402020 or create a ticket to unblock.

Kite tour

When you log in to Kite for the first time you will be prompted to take a tour of the platform. You can access it again from the menu at the top right-hand corner.

Personalize Kite

You can personalize Kite by setting your own profile picture which will show up on the login page as well. To set your profile picture, select my profile from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner. You can also change your password from this section.