How to add a user to an existing IB Key instance - iOS

Übersicht: 

This page covers the steps required to add a user to the Authentication section in the IBKR Mobile app for iOS devices.

 

Requirements:
  • The IBKR Mobile app must be installed and IB Key Authentication already activated on this iOS device.
  • For more information on the installation and activation on iOS devices, please refer to KB2278.

 

Instructions:

1. On your iOS device, open the IBKR Mobile app.

     1.a. If the app opens with the login screen (Figure 1), tap on Services on the top-left corner (red arrow) and proceed with step 2

     1.b. If the app opens with your Home Page, Portfolio, Watchlists, or similar , tap on More on the bottom-right corner (Figure 2). Then tap on Services on the top-left corner (Figure 3) and proceed with step 2.

Figure 1.                                       Figure 2.                                       Figure 3.

   

2. Tap on Authenticate (Figure 4) and then on Add User (Figure 5).

Figure 4.                                          Figure 5.

     

3. Read the instructions and then tap on Continue (Figure 6).

Figure 6.

4. Enter your Username and Password, and then tap on Continue (Figure 7)

Figure 7.

5. An Authentication Code will be sent via SMS to the mobile phone number listed on your account (Figure 8). Enter this Authentication Code in the Activation Code field and tap on Activate (Figure 9).

Figure 8.                                                    Figure 9.

  

6. Depending on your smartphone's security settings, you will be asked to use your Passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID (Figure 10.).

Figure 10.

7. If the activation has been successful, you will see a confirmation screen. Finally, tap on Done to complete the procedure (Figure 11).

Figure 11.

Secure Login with Digital Security Card+

Übersicht: 

Securely log into any IBKR application, including TWS, Client Portal or WebTrader, using IBKR's Digital Security Card+.

 

NOTE: The buttons on your security card are not touch sensitive, but rather require to be pressed.

1. When logging in to your account, enter your user name and password as usual (Point 1 of Figure 1). If successful, a 6-digit Challenge Code will appear (Point 2 of Figure 1).

Figure 1.

 

2. Turn on your device by pressing the “press” button until the 'PIN>' display appears (Figure 2), enter the 4-digit PIN code you specified at the time you requested the device, then press the “OK” button (Figure 3).

Figure 2.                                                              Figure 3.                                                         

3. When the 'CHALLNG>' display appears on the device (Figure 4), enter the 6-digit Challenge Code from the login screen (step 1.) into the device, then press the "OK" button (Figure 5).

Figure 4.                                                              Figure 5.                                       
    

4. A response code will appear (Figure 6)

Figure 6.                                                          

5. Enter the 8 digits of the response code into the login screen (Figure 7). Select the Login button to proceed. If the passcode expires, start over from step 1. above.

Figure 7.                                                               

NOTE: The Security Code field will look slightly different depending on the application you are logging in to.

 

References
  • See KB1131 for an overview of the Secure Login System
  • See KB2636 for information and procedures related to Security Devices
  • See KB2481 for instructions about sharing the Security Login Device between two or more users
  • See KB2545 for instructions on how to opt back in to the Secure Login System
  • See KB975 for instructions on how to return your security device to IBKR
  • See KB2260 for instructions on activating the IB Key authentication via IBKR Mobile
  • See KB2895 for information about Multiple 2Factor System (M2FS)
  • See KB1861 for information about charges or expenses associated with the security devices
  • See KB69 for information about Temporary passcode validity

How to use Voice callback for receiving login authentication codes

Background: 

 If you have SMS enabled as two-factor authentication method, you may use Voice callback to receive your login authentication codes. This article will provide you steps on how to select voice callback when logging in to our platforms.

 

How to use Voice callback
 
You may select Voice if you do not receive your login authentication code. You will then receive your login authentication code via an automated callback. Follow the instructions below, depending on which platform you are trying to login to.
 

 

Client Portal

1. Click on "Didn't receive a security code?"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and wait for the callback.

3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

 

TWS

1. Click on "Request new Security Code"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and click on OK. Then wait for the callback.

 3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

Note: Voice callback for the TWS is only available in the LATEST and BETA version.

 

IBKR Mobile - iOS

1. Click on "Request New Code"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and wait for the callback.

 3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

 

IBKR Mobile - Android

1. Click on "Request New Security Code"

2. From the two options, select "Voice" and wait for the callback.

 3. After selecting Voice, you should receive the callback within a minute. Please wait for the callback and be ready to write down the code that will be provided over the callback.

 

References:

 

IB Key Challenge / Response method and missing notifications

In case your smartphone is unable to receive IB Key notifications, you can still complete the login process using the IB Key Challenge/Response method, described on the following pages (according to your device operating system):

The same information applies to you if your phone has no Internet connectivity (you are in roaming, out of coverage, without an active mobile data plan, etc.)

If your smartphone is unable to receive IB Key notifications despite having Internet connectivity, we recommend you to perform the steps outlined in IBKB3234.

 

I am not receiving text messages (SMS) from IBKR on my mobile phone

Background: 

Once your mobile phone number has been verified in the Client Portal, you should immediately be able to receive text messages (SMS) from IBKR directly to your mobile phone. This article will provide you with basic troubleshooting steps in case you are unable to receive such messages.

 

1. Activate the IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key) as 2-Factor security device

In order to be independent of wireless/phone carrier-related issues and have a steady delivery of all IBKR messages we recommend to activate the IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key) on your smartphone.

The smartphone authentication with IB Key provided by our IBKR Mobile app serves as a 2-Factor security device, thereby eliminating the need to receive authentication codes via SMS when logging in to your IBKR account. 

Our IBKR Mobile app is currently supported on smartphones running either Android or iOS operating system. The installation, activation, and operating instructions can be found here:

Android: KB2277
iOS: KB2278

 

2. Restart your phone:

Power your device down completely and turn it back on. Usually this should be sufficient for text messages to start coming through. 

Please note that in some cases, such as roaming outside of your carrier's coverage (when abroad) you might not receive all messages.

 

3. Use Voice callback

If you do not receive your login authentication code after restarting your phone, you may select 'Voice' instead. You will then receive your login authentication code via an automated callback. Further instructions on how to use Voice callback can be found in IBKB 3396.

 

4. Check whether your phone carrier is blocking the SMS from IBKR

Some phone carriers automatically block IBKR text messages, as they are wrongly recognized as spam or undesirable content. According to your region, those are the services you can contact to check if a SMS filter is in place for your phone number:

In the US:

In India:

In China:

  • Call your phone carrier directly to check whether they are blocking IBKR messages

 

References:

 

How to log in to IBKR Mobile when the IB Key is enabled on another phone

Background: 
This article is intended for clients who have activated the IBKR Mobile authentication on their smartphone and possess as well an additional mobile device, on which they desire to trade.
Clients with this setup will be able to log in to the IBKR Mobile trading platform on their secondary device, using their smartphone to complete the Two-Factor Authentication step.

 

For the purposes of this article, we will use the following naming convention:

Authentication device: this is the smartphone on which you activated the IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key)

Trading device: this is where you want to use IBKR Mobile app for trading.

 

Procedure

Please click on one of the link below according to your phone operating system:

 

Apple iOS

1. On your Trading device, launch the IBKR Mobile app. Enter your your credentials in the login screen and tap Log In
 Figure 1
 
2. Tap Two-Factor Authentication (Figure 2).  A Challenge code will be displayed (Figure 3)
  Figure 2                                                            Figure 3
    
 
3. On the Authentication device, launch the IBKR Mobile app
 Figure 4
 
4a. If you are not automatically logged in, tap Services (Figure 5) on the top left, then tap Authenticate (Figure 6).
 Figure 5                                                          Figure 6
 
 
4b. If you are already logged in, tap on the More button on the bottom right. Then, scroll down and tap on Authenticate
  Figure 7

5. Enter the Challenge code you obtained at point 2. Then tap Generate Response (Figure 8). Once you have provided your security element (Figure 9), you will receive a Response String (Figure 10).
  Figure 8                                                     Figure 9                                                  Figure 10
   

6. On your Trading device, enter the Response String into the "Enter response code" field and tap Send to finalize the authentication process.
 Figure 11

 

 

Android

1. On your Trading device, launch the IBKR Mobile app. Enter your your credentials in the login screen and tap Log In
  Figure 1
 
2. Tap on the option Two-Factor Authentication (Figure 2).  You will see a Challenge code (Figure 3)
 Figure 2                                                          Figure 3
  
 
3. On the Authentication device, launch the IBKR Mobile app
 Figure 4
 
4a. If you are not automatically logged in, tap Services (Figure 5) and then tap Authenticate (Figure 6).
 Figure 5                                                            Figure 6
   
 
4b. If you are already logged in, tap the Menu button (Figure 7), scroll down and tap Authenticate (Figure 8).
  Figure 7                                                          Figure 8
  
 
5. Enter your IBKR Mobile PIN and the Challenge code you obtained at point 2. Then tap Generate Response (Figure 9). A Response String will be displayed (Figure 10)
  Figure 9                                                         Figure 10
  
 
6. On your Trading device, enter the Response String in to the "Enter response code" field and then tap Log In to finalize the authentication process.
 Figure 11
 


References
  • See KB2260 for general instructions on how to use IBKR Mobile Authentication
  • See KB3073 for instructions on how to migrate the IB Key / IBKR Mobile authentication to a new smartphone
  • See KB2748 for instructions on how to perform the IB Key / IBKR Mobile authentication recovery

 

How to enable and use SMS as Two-Factor Authentication method

Übersicht: 

SMS as Two-Factor method is a quick and easy way to carry out your authentication tasks. This article explains how to set up your mobile phone number to receive authentication codes via SMS.

 

How to Enroll into SMS authentication

To enroll into SMS Two-Factor Authentication, you would need to have a verified mobile phone number on record. If the verification of your phone number was not completed during the account application, you can complete it at any time by following these steps:

  • Log in to Client Portal.
  • From the side menu, click on Settings and then on User Settings. Click on the configuration gear correspondent to Mobile Number.

  • Click on VERIFY
  • Open your phone's text messages app and you will find the SMS with the Confirm Code we sent you.
    NOTE: message delivery time may vary and in some circumstances it can take few minutes. A new SMS may only be requested every 2 minutes.
     
  • Enter the Confirm Code you have received into the Confirmation Number field, then click CONTINUE.
     
  • If the code has been accepted, a green check mark will appear in the column SMS Verified. Click CONTINUE to finalize the procedure.
  • If your user does not have an active SLS device, it will be automatically enrolled in SMS for Two-Factor Authentication shortly afterwards.

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How to login using SMS authentication

Once SMS has been enabled as 2-Factor Authentication method, you will be able to use it in the following way:

  • Launch the TWS or go to the Client Portal
  • Enter your username and password in the correspondent fields and click Login
      
  • You will then be prompted to enter the authentication code sent to you via SMS. Please open your phone's messages app and look for the message containing the code.

  • Enter the authentication code in the Security Code field present on the login screen, and then click on Login or OK
      


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Vereinigung der IB TWS und des IB Key in IBKR Mobile

ÜBERSICHT

Die Übertragung Ihres Benutzers hängt von den jeweiligen Apps ab, die Sie momentan verwenden:

1. Sie verwenden Ihr Smartphone ausschließlich für Handelszwecke (IB TWS ist installiert) - Klicken Sie hier
2. Sie verwenden Ihr Smartphone ausschließlich für Authentifizierungszwecke (IB Key ist installiert) -  Klicken Sie hier
3. Sie verwenden Ihr Smartphone sowohl für Handels- als auch Authentifizierungszwecke (IB TWS und IB Key sind installiert) - Klicken Sie hier
4. Sie verwenden Ihr Smartphone für Transaktionen mit Ihrer Debit Card (IB Key ist installiert) -  Klicken Sie hier
 

Sie verwenden die IB TWS

Sie haben bisher Handelsgeschäfte auf Ihrem Smartphone über die IB TWS ausgeführt und den IB Key noch nicht verwendet.
1. Beim erstmaligen Start der Anwendung werden Sie den folgenden Startbildschirm sehen.
Auf Abbildung 1 ist der Startbildschirm von IBKR Mobile für iOS-Geräte zu sehen. Auf Abbildung 2 sehen Sie die entsprechende Version für Android-Geräte.

     
Abbildung 1                                                         Abbildung 2

2. Tippen Sie auf die Schaltfläche „Handel”.
3. Die restlichen Anwendungsabläufe sind identisch mit den Anwendungen, die Sie in der Vergangenheit genutzt haben.
 

 

Zugang zu weiteren Funktionen vom Handelsbildschirm aus

Falls Sie auf weitere Funktionen von IBKR Mobile zugreifen möchten, wie z. B. das Authentifizierungsmodul oder
Debit-Card-Funktionen:

Bei iOS-Geräten (Abbildung 3)
1. Öffnen Sie das Menü „Mehr” (unten rechts in Ihrem Bildschirm).
2. Scrollen Sie bis zum Ende der Seite herunter
Bei Android-Geräten (Abbildung 4)
1. Öffnen Sie das Anwendungsmenü
2. Scrollen Sie zum Ende der Rubrik - „App-Einstellungen”

  
Abbildung 3                                                                                                Abbildung 4
 

Sie verwenden den IB Key

Aktivierung

1. Starten Sie IBKR Mobile und tippen Sie auf „Authentifizierung”.
2. Die App wird den installierten IB Key erkennen und Ihnen eine Handlungsoption anbieten - entweder eine
automatische Übertragung (Abbildung 5) oder eine Aktualisierung und danach eine automatische Übertragung.
Zudem haben Sie die Möglichkeit, die Übertragung manuell und zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt durchzuführen.

     
Abbildung 5                                                       Abbildung 6                                                    Abbildung 7

Nachdem die Übertragung abgeschlossen wurde, sollten Sie die IB-Key-Standalone-Anwendung starten - diejenige, über die Sie
sich in der Vergangenheit authentifiziert haben - und der folgende Bildschirm wird erscheinen (Abbildung 8).


 Abbildung 8

 

Tägliche Bedienung


A. Es ändert sich nichts am täglichen Loginablauf und falls Sie über eine Internetverbindung verfügen, läuft dies über das
nahtlose Authentifizierungsverfahren ab:
1. Geben Sie Ihre Anmeldedaten in die entsprechenden Felder ein (in der TWS, Kontoverwaltung, WebTrader oder
IBKR Mobile). Klicken Sie auf „Login”.
2. Das System wird Ihnen eine Benachrichtigung auf Ihren Smartphone-Bildschirm senden - tippen Sie darauf.
3. Je nachdem welches Gerät Sie verwenden, halten Sie Ihr Gesicht vor die Kamera bzw. Ihren Fingerabdruck auf den Sensor (iOS) oder
geben Sie Ihren PIN-Code ein (Android). Das System wird automatisch mit der Anmeldung fortfahren.


B. Falls Sie keine Internetverbindung haben, werden Sie IBKR Mobile im Prüfcode-Antwortcode-Modus verwenden müssen:
1. Geben Sie Ihre Logindaten in die entsprechenden Felder ein (in der TWS, Kontoverwaltung, WebTrader oder
IBKR Mobile). Klicken Sie auf „Login”.
2. Klicken Sie auf den Link, falls Sie keine Benachrichtigung erhalten haben.
3. Starten Sie IBKR Mobile und tippen Sie auf „Authentifizierung”.
4. Geben Sie im Feld „Prüfcode” Ihrer Smartphone-Anwendung die Zahlen ein, die auf dem Login-Bildschirm
angezeigt werden. Tippen Sie auf die Schaltfläche „Generieren”.
5. Geben Sie die von Ihrer Smartphone-App angezeigten Zahlen in das Antwortfeld an, die auf dem Login-Bildschirm
angezeigt werden. Klicken Sie auf „Login”.

 

Sie verwenden sowohl IB TWS als auch den IB Key

1. Bitte führen Sie zuerst die Aktivierung des Authentifizierungsmoduls der
IBKR-Mobile-App durch (Klicken Sie hier).
2. Melden Sie sich im Handelsbildschirm an, indem Sie auf die Schaltfläche „Handel” im Startbildschirm Ihrer neuen
IBKR-Mobile-App tippen (Klicken Sie hier).

 

Sie verwenden eine IB Debit Card

1. Bitte führen Sie zuerst die Aktivierung des Authentifizierungsmoduls der
IBKR-Mobile-App durch (Klicken Sie hier).
2. Tippen Sie auf dem Startbildschirm der IBKR-Mobile-App auf die Debit-Card-Schaltfläche. Die restlichen Anwendungsabläufe
sind identisch mit den Anwendungen, die Sie in der Vergangenheit genutzt haben.

 

 

IB TWS and IB Key Merger into IBKR Mobile

OVERVIEW

The migration for your user depends upon your current use of the apps as follows:

1. Your Smartphone is solely used for trading (IB TWS installed) - Click Here
2. Your Smartphone is solely used for authentication (IB Key installed) -  Click Here
3. Your Smartphone is used for both trading and authentication (IB TWS and IB Key installed) - Click Here
4. Your Smartphone is used for Debit Card transactions (IB Key installed) -  Click Here
 

You are a user of IB TWS

You have been trading on your smartphone with IB TWS and you have not used IB Key.
1. Upon first launch of the application you will see the following new Home Screen.
Figure 1 is the Home Screen of IBKR Mobile for iOS devices. Figure 2 is the Android device version.

     
Figure 1                                                     Figure 2

2. Tap on the Trade button.
3. The rest of the application experience is identical to what you have already used in the past.
 

 

Access to the other functions from the Trading Screen

If you wish to access the other functions of the IBKR Mobile, such as the Authentication module or the
Debit Card functions:

For iOS (Figure 3)
1. Open the menu ‘More’ (lower right-hand corner of your screen).
2. Scroll to the very bottom of this page
For Android (Figure 4)
1. Open the Application menu
2. Scroll to the bottom section - App Settings

       

Figure 3

    

Figure 4
 

You are an IB Key user

Activation

1. Launch the IBKR Mobile and tap on Authentication.
2. The app will detect the installation of the IB Key and will suggest a course of action - either an
automated migration (Figure 5) on an update and then automated migration.
You can as well choose to manually migrate at a later point.

     
Figure 5                                                 Figure 6                                                 Figure 7

After the migration is completed, should you run the IB Key standalone application - the one you have
authenticated with in the past - you will see the following screen (Figure 8).


Figure 8

 

Daily Operation


A. Nothing changes in the daily login experience if you have an Internet connection - the Seamless
Authentication process will be used:
1. Enter your credentials in the corresponding fields (in the TWS, Account Management, WebTrader or
IBKR Mobile). Click on Login.
2. The system will send you a notification on your smartphone’s screen - tap on it.
3. Depending on your device, present your face to the camera or fingerprint on the sensor (iOS) or
enter your PIN code (Android). The system will the automatically proceed with the login.


B. If you have no Internet connection, you will use the IBKR Mobile in Challenge-Response mode:
1. Enter your credentials in the corresponding fields (in the TWS, Account Management, WebTrader or
IBKR Mobile). Click on ‘Login'.
2. Click on the link saying “I did not receive a notification”.
3. Launch the IBKR Mobile and tap on ‘Authentication’.
4. In the field Challenge of your smartphone application enter the values displayed on the Login
Screen. Tap the ‘Generate’ button.
5. Enter the values displayed by your smartphone app into the field Response string on the Login
Screen. Click ‘Login’.

 

You are a user of both IB TWS and IB Key

1. Please complete first the procedure for the activation of the Authentication module of the IBKR
Mobile app (Click Here).
2. Login to the trading screen by taping on the Trade button of the Home Screen in your new IBKR
Mobile app (Click Here).

 

You use an IB Debit Card

1. Please complete first the procedure for the activation of the Authentication module of the IBKR
Mobile app (Click Here).
2. On the Home Screen of the IBKR Mobile app tap on the Debit Card button. The rest of the experience
is identical to what you have already used in the past.

 

 

Wiederherstellung des IB Key auf Android-Geräten

Background: 

Die Wiederherstellung ist für Benutzer erforderlich, die den IB Key nach einem Update des OS-Smartphones oder nachdem der App-Cache geleert wurde, wieder aktivieren. (Siehe KB2745 für Anweisungen zum Leeren des Cache für die IB-Key-App.)
 

Schritte:

Bitte folgen Sie den folgenden Schritten, um den IB Key erneut zu aktivieren:
 

Für alle Android-Versionen:

  1. Starten Sie die IB-Key-App. Die App wird Sie gegebenenfalls fragen, ob Sie die Einstellungen wiederherstellen möchten. Tippen Sie auf Ja.
    Starten Sie zur Wiederherstellung die IB-Key-App.

  2. Überprüfen Sie die Wiederherstellungsanweisungen. Tippen Sie auf Weiter.
    Local Data Deleted Recovery directions
     
  3. Es erscheint nun automatisch ein Anmeldefenster zur Kontoverwaltung.
    Geben Sie den Benutzernamen und Ihr Passwort für Ihr Konto ein. Tippen Sie auf Login.
    Account Managemewnt Login
     
  4. Tippen Sie auf Wiederherstellung initialisieren.
     Instructions on Recovery
     
  5. Eine SMS wird an Ihr Telefon gesendet. Sobald Sie diese erhalten haben, tippen Sie auf SMS erhalten.
     Recovery SMS received
     
  6. Die IB-Key-App wird nun automatisch neu starten.
    Geben Sie den SMS-Code sowie die aktuelle PIN ein und tippen Sie danach auf Übermitteln.
     Geben Sie den SMS-Code sowie Ihre aktuelle PIN ein.    
     
  7. IB Key wurde nun erneut aktiviert. Tippen Sie auf Zurück zum Start.
     Data recovery success   
  1. Sie können die App nun schließen.

 
Referenzmaterial:

  • Siehe KB2277 für allgemeine Anweisungen zur Verwendung der IB-Key-App.
  • Siehe KB2745 für Anweisungen zum Leeren des Cache für IB-Apps.

 

 

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