Setting Up Your Environment


This page explains how to set up your coding environment to create, develop, and test your brokerage before you contribute it to LEAN.


Working knowledge of C#. You also need to install .NET 6.0.

Set Up Environment

Follow these steps to set up your environment:

  1. Fork Lean and then clone your forked repository to your local machine.
  2. Open the Lean.Brokerages.Template repository and click Use this template.
  3. On the Create a new repository from Lean.Brokerages.Template page, set the repository name to Lean.Brokerages.<brokerageName> (for example, Lean.Brokerages.XYZ).
  4. Click Create repository from template.
  5. Clone the Lean.Brokerages.<brokerageName> repository.
  6. $ git clone<brokerageName>.git
  7. If you're on a Linux terminal, in your Lean.Brokerages.<brokerageName> directory, change the access permissions of the bash script.
  8. $ chmod +x ./renameBrokerage
  9. In your Lean.Brokerages.<brokerageName> directory, run the bash script.
  10. $

    The bash script replaces some placeholder text in the Lean.Brokerages.<brokerageName> directory and renames some files according to your brokerage name.

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