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

Overview: 

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.

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

Overview: 

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

 

Requirements:
  • The IBKR Mobile app must be installed and IB Key Authentication already activated on this Android device.
  • For more information on the installation and activation on Android devices, please consult KB2270.

 

Instructions:

1. On your Android 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 top-left corner (Figure 2). Then tap on Services on the top-right 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, 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 Send (Figure 9).

Figure 8.                                                        Figure 9.

      

6. Provide your PIN then tap on Activate (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.

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.

Figure 1.                                           Figure 2.
     

Figure 3.                                           Figure 4.

     

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).

Figure 5.                                                       Figure 6.
     

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

Figure 7.                                                          Figure 8.
    

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.

Figure 1.                                            Figure 2.

    

Figure 3.                                            Figure 4.

    

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).

Figure 1.                                                              Figure 2.                                                    

     

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).

Figure 3.                                                              Figure 4.                                       
    

5. A response code will appear.                                                  

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

Secure Login with Digital Security Card+

Overview: 

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 is my IB Canada account protected?

The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) is sponsored by the Canadian regulator (IIROC) to ensure client assets held by a Canadian investment dealer are protected if a member firm becomes insolvent. IB Canada is a member of the CIPF which offers insurance against member default for amounts up to CAD 1,000,000. Covered assets include cash, securities and commodities and will depend on the account type:

Non-registered accounts (Cash, Margin, TFSA)

1,000,000 CAD for any combination of cash, securities and commodities under all non-registered account types.
For assets held in a joint account or under a corporation, the percentage interest is added towards the same total.

Registered account (RSP)

RSP accounts are treated as "Separate Account" and are eligible for an additional 1,000,000 CAD coverage. Additional details can be found on www.cipf.ca.

Please note, IB Canada accounts receive CIPF protection in lieu of SIPC protection.

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.

 

Función de autenticación de dos factores de IBKR Mobile

Overview: 

IB protege su cuenta mediante la utilización del inicio de sesión con la función de autenticación de dos factores. En el proceso de inicio de sesión, se utiliza el nombre de usuario y contraseña de su cuenta, junto con un código generado al azar.  La función de autenticación de dos factores tiene por objeto la minimización del riesgo de acceso fraudulento a su cuenta (realizado por hackers que adquieren su contraseña mediante programas malignos o ingeniería social).

IB ofrece una serie de opciones que contienen la función de autenticación de dos factores. No obstante, la función de autenticación de IBKR Mobile es la más fácil de acceder y utilizar. A continuación se detallan algunas de las ventajas ofrecidas en esta aplicación.

 

1. Disponibilidad ininterrumpida: 
Su smartphone viaja siempre con usted, de modo que también podrá utilizarlo como una herramienta segura para acceder a su cuenta de IB.

2. Práctico:
No tendrá que depender de otro dispositivo. En caso de pérdida o cambio de su dispositivo móvil, el servicio de atención al cliente le ayudará a volver a utilizar la aplicación en cuestión de segundos.

3. Activación rápida:
Solo tardará un par de minutos en descargar la aplicación y podrá utilizarla directamente para autenticarse y acceder a su cuenta.

4. Sin problemas de envío, entrega o retorno del dispositivo:
No deberá preocuparse por los plazos de entrega ni de retorno del dispositivo ni por las baterías agotadas. Solo deberá descargarse la aplicación y tendrá la aplicación a su control.

5. Inicio de sesión rápido, seguro y sin complicaciones:
Cuando desee iniciar sesión en las plataformas de negociación o en Gestión de cuenda, solo deberá introducir su nombre de usuario y contraseña. IBKR le enviará un mensaje y utilizará el protocolo de IB Key para completar el proceso de autenticación mediante su huella dactilar o PIN, en función de la configuración establecida

6. Autenticación de varios usuarios mediante la misma aplicación:
En caso de que disponga de un dispositivo de seguridad para su cuenta de IB personal, uno para su cuenta conjunta con su cónyuge y uno con su cuenta de empresa, ahora podrá activar todas las cuentas con la misma aplicación.

7. Disponible para todos los dispositivos móviles, en todo el mundo:
Puede descargar IBKR Mobile en la App Store para los usuarios iPhone. Los usuarios Android pueden descargar la aplicación en Google Play. Los clientes en China pueden descargarse la aplicación en Baidu y en las tiendas 360.cn.

8. Opere sin conexión:
Asimismo, podrá utilizar la función de autenticación de IBKR Mobile incluso si su teléfono no dispone de conexión (por ejemplo, si está de vacaciones o no hay señal suficiente). Aunque la función de autenticación automática no estará disponible, la aplicación generará los códigos necesarios para acceder a su cuenta y operar.

9. Proceso de restablecimiento de la contraseña totalmente protegido:
Si dispone de la aplicación IBKR Mobile y ha activado la función de autenticación de IB Key , el servicio de atención al cliente podrá enviarle una contraseña temporal a su teléfono de manera segura, sin ponerla en riesgo al enviarla por mensaje de texto o en otros medios de comunicación.

10. Pequeño espacio ocupado:
La aplicación IBKR Mobile puede descargarse en cualquier dispositivo, incluso con los planes de datos más restringidos, y puede instalarse sin acaparar recursos. El tamaño de la aplicación y su uso operativo de los recursos se limitan al mínimo sin comprometer su seguridad.

 

Consulte el artículo KB2260 para obtener más información sobre el proceso de instalación, activación y funcionamiento de la función de autenticación de IBKR Mobile.

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 migrate IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key) to a new smartphone

You may have the IBKR Mobile app installed simultaneously on multiple devices but the integrated authentication module (IB Key) can only be active on a single smartphone, on which you will complete the Two-Factor authentication tasks triggered from any other device.

Nevertheless, if you possess multiple smartphones or if you lost/replaced your smartphone, you have the possibility to migrate the IB Key activation, without the need of contacting IB Client Services. The IB Key migration allows you to carry on the Two-Factor authentication tasks on your secondary/new smartphone, while removing this capability from your primary/old device.
 
This procedure can be used in case you lost/replaced your device or in preparation for a business trip or for a holiday period, during which you will not have access to it.
 
    Requirements: 
    - This procedure will be entirely performed on your secondary/new smartphone. You do not need to be in possession of your primary/old smartphone (where IB Key is currently active)
    - Unless you have a physical security device active for your user, you need to have access to the mobile phone number you originally used to activate the IB Key, since we will send a text message (SMS) to that mobile number as a part of the migration procedure.
     

    Once you have reviewed the above requirements, please click one of the below links, according to the operating system of your secondary smartphone

  • Apple iOS
  • Android

 


Apple iOS

1. Open IBKR Mobile, enter your username and password and tap Log In
Figure 1


2. Select the Migrate IB Key option (Figure 2), then tap Migrate IB Key to confirm your choice (Figure 3)
Figure 2                                                              Figure 3

  

3. Once you have read the instructions, tap Continue
Figure 4
 
4. Enter your username and password, then tap Log In
Figure 5
 
5. Read the Activation Token from the text message (SMS) sent to you (Figure 6). Enter the Activation Token in the Activation Code field, then tap Activate (Figure 7)
Figure 6                                                             Figure 7
  
 
6. Tap Done to complete the migration process
Figure 8

 

 

Android

1. Open IBKR Mobile and enter your username and password and tap Log In
Figure 1


2. Select the Migrate IB Key option (Figure 2), then tap Migrate IB Key to confirm your choice (Figure 3)
Figure 2                                                            Figure 3
  
 
3. Once you have read the instructions, tap Continue
Figure 4
 
4. Enter your username and password, then tap Log In
Figure 5
 
5. Read the Activation Token from the text message (SMS) sent to you (Figure 6). Enter the Activation Token in the SMS Code field, then tap Verify (Figure 7)
Figure 6                                                          Figure 7
  
 
6. Choose a PIN of your preference (alphanumeric, between 4 and 6 characters, with at least one number) and enter it into the PIN field. Then enter the same PIN in to the Repeat PIN field to confirm it. Tap Activate
Figure 8
 
7. Tap Done to complete the migration process
Figure 9
 
 

 

References:

  • See KB2879, KB2260 for General information about IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key)
  • See KB2260 for instructions on how to install/activate/operate the IBKR Mobile app
  • See KB2278 for instructions on how to operate your IB Key on an Apple iPhone
  • See KB2277 for instructions on how to operate your IB Key on an Android smartphone: 
  • See KB3279 for instructions on how to log in to IBKR Mobile when IB Key is enabled on another phone
  • See KB3073 for instructions on how to reactivate or transfer the IBKR Mobile authentication (IB Key)

 

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