Is it possible to check whether an Eikon user has permissions to real-time data for various RICs/exchanges programatically either by direct calls to RDP or by using a Desktop session via an RDP library?
The use case would be an Eikon user can run a quick app on their desktop alongside Eikon and test their access to real-time pricing across different markets in one go.
It's possible using RDP library desktop session. E.g.
import refinitiv.dataplatform as rdp rdp.open_desktop_session(your_app_key) sp = rdp.StreamingPrices( universe = ['TRI.N','LKOH.MM','PEUP.PA','VOD.L','0001.HK','XXX.XX'], fields = ['CF_NAME'] ) sp.open() df = sp.get_snapshot() display(df) sp.close()
As you can see from the output below, if the value in column 'CF_NAME' is <NA>, then the RIC either does not exist or the user is not entitled for it.
The Eikon and RDP are not connected and hence a user's credentials on Eikon are not valid on RDP. They will need to have an RDP account to invoke any RDP REST services.
The streaming API option has been recently added in the Eikon data API, and it might be possible to do this in a python application. I am not sure if this streaming functionality has been added to the RDP python library for the desktop session.