Question in regard to OFX 1.0.2 or 1.0.3

Christian Stimming christian at
Sat Dec 8 14:52:35 EST 2012

Dear Lisa,

thanks for sending this question directly to us, the developers of the gnucash 
software and their main development discussion mailing list.

Did I understand your question correctly: Your bank is about to change the 
implementation of the DirectConnect OFX server, and your concern is whether 
this might cause problems with customers who are using the GnuCash software 
for connecting to your DirectConnect server?

In that case the question is perfectly fine and we will have to think about 
this for a short time. In particular, the developer of the DirectConnect 
client software implementation needs to answer here, which is Martin Preuss of 
the included helper library, called "aqbanking". I've forwarded your question 
to him and we'll see what he knows about this issue from the client 
implementation point of view.

To the other gnucash developers here: Does someone know whether the current 
gnucash with aqbanking sends a DirectConnect request with OFX format version 
1.0.2 and/or without ClientUID? (I don't use that feature so I don't know 

Best Regards,


Am Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2012, 12:25:28 schrieb Medlin, Lisa:
> We will be requiring ClientUID or versions 1.0.3 to connect to Capital One
> for DirectConnect.
> We have a large population of users using GNUCash, is there anything that
> needs to be changed on the data file or in the sever config?
> The change will take place on December 15th to reject all users sending a
> 1.0.2 and/or ClientUID not included in data file.
> Can you assist me with understanding the impact to these users or is there
> something we can adjust for?
> Lisa Medlin
> Digital Customer Protection
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