How to verify your identity using your Secure Login Device

Overview: 

Some tasks in Client Portal will ask you to verify your identity by using the Challenge Code/Response String method in order to proceed further.

This article will guide you in completing these tasks with the following Secure Login Devices:

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Verify your identity with IB Key (iOS)

1. When prompted, enter your Username and Password, then select Continue.

2. A Challenge Code will be displayed, along with a passcode field to enter a response.

3. Launch IBKR Mobile on your iOS smartphone:

     3.a. If the app opens with the home screen (Figure 1), select Authenticate then proceed with step 4.

     3.b. If the app opens with the login screen (Figure 2), tap Services on the top left (red arrow), select Authenticate and proceed with step 4.

     3.c. If the app opens with your Home Page, Portfolio, Watchlists, or similar (Figure 3), tap More on the bottom-right (red arrow). Then tap Services on the top left (Figure 4), select Authenticate and proceed with step 4.

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4. Type the Challenge Code from Client Portal into the corresponding field and select Generate Passcode.

5. Use Touch ID or Face ID for two-factor authentication.

If Touch ID has not been activated, IB Key will prompt you to enter your smartphone's passcode. A response string will then be generated (Figure 6).

     5.1 If you use Touch ID, place your registered finger on the Home Button (Figure 5). A response string will then be generated (Figure 6).

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     5.2 If you use Face ID, look at your iOS smartphone screen (Figure 7). A response string will then be generated (Figure 8).

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6. Enter the response string from IB Key into the passcode field of Client Portal and click Continue.

 

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Verify your identity with IB Key (Android)

1. When prompted, enter your Username and Password, and click on Continue.

2. A Challenge Code will be displayed, along with a passcode field to enter a response.

3. Launch IBKR Mobile on your Android smartphone:

     3.a. If the app opens with the home screen (Figure 1), select Authenticate then proceed with step 4.

     3.b. If the app opens with the login screen (Figure 2), tap Services on the top left (red arrow), select Authenticate and proceed with step 4.

     3.c. If the app opens with your Home Page, Portfolio, Watchlists, or similar (Figure 3), tap More on the bottom-right (red arrow). Then tap Services on the top left (Figure 4), select Authenticate and proceed with step 4.

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4. Type the PIN that you determined during the IB Key registration process and the Challenge Code from Client Portal into the corresponding fields, then select Generate Passcode. A response string will then be generated.

5. Enter the response string from IB Key into the passcode field of Client Portal and click Continue.

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Verify your identity with Digital Security Card+ (DSC+)

1. When prompted, enter your Username and Password.

2. A Challenge Code will be displayed, along with a passcode field to enter a response.

3. Turn on your DSC+ using the “press” button until 'PIN>' is displayed (Figure 1). Enter the 4-digit PIN code you specified at the time you requested the device, then confirm with the “OK” button (Figure 2).

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4. When 'CHALLNG>' is displayed (Figure 3), enter the 6-digit Challenge Code from the Client Portal screen into the DSC+, then confirm with the "OK" button (Figure 4).

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5. A response code will appear.                                                  

6. Enter the response string from your DSC+ into the passcode field of Client Portal and click Continue.