How to Enable Automation

For security purpose, all new accounts have automation disabled by default.  To enable automation, you must explicitly click on the button Enable Automation and grant access to the IP address of the computer accessing your iGolder account.  To enhance security and flexibility, each sub-account have a different automation Security Token ID.  This way, you may automate your business sub-account while leaving your personal sub-account unautomated.


Where can I find my Sub-Account ID and Security Token ID?

First, visit your Sub-Account Details and make sure Automation is enabled.  If Automation is not enabled, click on the button Enable Automation.  Then, click on the link Show Automation Security Codes.  You should see below your Sub-Account ID and your Security Token ID.  By default, your Sub-Account ID and Security Token ID are hidden to protect this private information in case you take a screenshot of your iGolder account and accidentally disclose your Security Token ID.


iGolder Sub-Account ID and Security Token ID


Enabling Automation (Approving Pending IP Authorization)

The first time you try to access your sub-account via our automation API, you will see the following message.  Just click on the link Approve IP Address to grant automation access to your IP address.


iGolder - Enabling Automation


Testing Automation on my iGolder Account

The tool iGolderAutomationTool.exe was designed for testing the web services and display errors.  For instance, if you did not enabled automation, the tool will display the error ErrApiDisabled.  Likewise, the first time you use a web service, you will get the error ErrApiUnauthorizedIpAddress, requiring you to grant access to your IP address.


In the screenshot below, the tool displays the error message regarding un authorized IP address, with a link at the bottom right of the screen to approve the IP address.


iGolderAutomationTool.exe displaying the UrlAction


To learn more or download the test tool, visit iGolder Automation Test Tool.



Since August 1st, 2013 iGolder is no longer accepting new accounts and balances can only be redeemed. During the past years, we have been recommending Bitcoin more than our own payment system. We believe in physical gold ownership, and developed iGolder as a mechanism for people to acquire physical gold by trading with one another.

Since iGolder has a central point of failure (our server may be raided by thugs wearing some kind of uniform), we feet it is safer for us to cease operations. The iGolder experiment has been personally rewarding as we met many gold enthusiasts and also learned about Bitcoin in the process. For those who have no idea what Bitcoin is, we recommend doing your own research. Bitcoin is far superior to iGolder in every way, both in privacy and security as our server is always vulnerable to confiscation. Bitcoin is a communication protocol with a built-in "escrow service" capable of protecting both the buyer and the seller, rendering our Safetransit completely redundant. To learn more about the Bitcoin protocol and its feature, please watch " (Bitcoin 2012 London: Mike Hearn).

For those having gold in their iGolder account, we will ship the physical metal to anyone having more than 1 ounce of gold, assuming the owner is willing to assume the shipping costs. For smaller quantities, we offer to settle in Bitcoin, however we will also settle with any other reasonable payment system. We will give everyone at least two full years (until 2016) to contact us to claim their gold. After that period, any unclaimed gold will go to fund an economic development project in Honduras helping local people to become entrepreneurs.

We sincerely wish you the best in life and hope to keep in contact with you.

Yours in liberty,
The iGolder Team.

Update 2014: Since we announced we no longer accept gold transfers, we have received countless emails asking to keep the free gold charts and the PGP encryption tools. We plan to keep running the domain for both the gold charts and the encryption tools. Better, we are developing state of the art open-source software for a secure decentralized social network with a built-in wallet. We will announce when we have a product ready for use. Stay tuned!