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.

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 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.

 

Comment se connecter à IBKR Mobile lorsqu'IB Key est activé sur un autre téléphone

Background: 
Cet article est conçu pour les clients qui ont activé leur IBKR Mobile Authentication sur leur smartphone et possèdent également un appareil mobile supplémentaire, sur lequel ils souhaitent trader.
Les clients ayant cette configuration pourront se connecter à la plateforme de trading IBKR Mobile sur leur second appareil en utilisant leur smartphone pour compléter l'étape d'authentification en deux temps.

 

Pour cet article, nous utiliserons les conventions d'appellation suivantes:

Appareil d'authentification: il s'agit du smartphone sur lequel a été activé IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key)

Appareil de trading: sur lequel vous souhaitez utiliser l'application IBKR Mobile pour le trading.

 

Procédure

Veuillez cliquer sur l'un des liens ci-dessous correspondant au système d'exploitation de votre téléphone:

 

iOS Apple

1. Sur votre appareil de trading, lancez l'application IBKR Mobile. Saisissez vos identifiants sur l'écran de connexion est touchez Se connecter
 Figure 1
 
2. Touchez la double authentification (Figure 2).  Un code Challenge sera affiché (Figure 3)
  Figure 2                                                            Figure 3
    
 
3. Sur l'appareil d'authentification, lancez l'application IBKR Mobile
 Figure 4
 
4a. Si vous n'êtes pas automatiquement connecté, touchez Services (Figure 5) en haut à gauche, puis touchez Authentification (Figure 6).
 Figure 5                                                          Figure 6
 
 
4b. Si vous êtes déjà connecté, touchez le bouton Plus en bas à droite. Puis défilez vers le bas et touchez Authentification
  Figure 7

5. Entez le code Challenge que vous avez obtenu au point 2. Puis touchez Générer réponse (Figure 8). Une fois que vous avez fourni votre élément de sécurité (Figure 9), vous recevrez une chaîne de réponse(Figure 10).
  Figure 8                                                     Figure 9                                                  Figure 10
   

6. Sur votre appareil de trading, entrez la chaîne de réponse dans le champ "Entrer code réponse" puis touchez Envoyer pour finaliser le processus d'authentification.
 Figure 11

 

 

Android

1. Sur votreappareil de trading, lancez l'application IBKR Mobile. Entrez vos identifiants sur l'écran de connexion et touchez Se connecter
  Figure 1
 
2. Touchez l'option Double Authentification  (Figure 2).  Vous verrez un code Challenge  (Figure 3)
 Figure 2                                                          Figure 3
  
 
3. Sur l'appareil d'authentification, lancez l'application IBKR Mobile
 Figure 4
 
4a. Si vous n'êtes pas automatiquement connecté, touchez Services (Figure 5) puis Authentification (Figure 6).
 Figure 5                                                            Figure 6
   
 
4b. Si vous êtes déjà connecté, touchez le bouton Menu  (Figure 7), défilez vers le bas et touchez Authentification (Figure 8).
  Figure 7                                                          Figure 8
  
 
5. Entrez votre PIN IBKR Mobile puis le code Challenge que vous avez obtenu au point 2. Puis touchez Générer réponse (Figure 9). Une chaîne de Réponses sera affichée (Figure 10)
  Figure 9                                                         Figure 10
  
 
6. Sur votre appareil de trading, entrez la chaîne de réponse dans le champ "Entrer code réponse" puis touchez Se connecter pour finaliser le processus d'authentification.
 Figure 11
 


Références
  • Consultez l'article KB2260 pour des instructions générales sur la manière d'utiliser l'authentification IBKR Mobile
  • Consultez l'article KB3073 pour des instructions sur la manière de transférer IB Key/ IBKR Authentification vers un nouvel appareil
  • Consultez l'article KB2748 pour savoir comment restaurer l'authentification IB Key/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 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

Overview: 

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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IB TWS et IB Key deviennent IBKR Mobile

APERÇU

La migration pour votre utilisateur dépend de votre usage actuel des applications:

1. Votre smartphone est utilisé uniquement pour le trading (IB TWS installé) - Cliquez ici
2. Votre smartphone est utilisé uniquement pour authentification (IB Key installée) -  Cliquez ici
3. Votre smartphone est utilisé à la fois pour le trading et l'authentification (IB TWS et IB Key installés) - Cliquez
4. Votre smartphone est utilisé pour effectuer des transactions par carte de débit (IB Key installée) -  Cliquez ici
 

Vous êtes utilisateur d'IB TWS

Vous avez réalisé des opérations de trading sur votre smartphone avec IB TWS et vous n'avez pas utilisé l'IB Key.


1. Au lancement de l'application, vous verrez s'afficher l'écran d'accueil suivant.
La Figure 1 est l'écran d'accueil d'IBKR Mobile pour les appareils iOS. La Figure 2 est la version pour appareil Android.

     
Figure 1                                                         Figure 2

2. Touchez le bouton Trade.
3. Le reste de l'application reste inchangée.
 

 

Accédez aux autres fonctions depuis l'écran de trading

Si vous souhaitez accéder aux autres fonction d'IBKR Mobile, tel que le module d'Authentification ou les
fonctions liées à la carte de débit:

Pour iOS (Figure 3)
1. Ouvrez le menu ‘Plus’ (en bas à droite de votre écran).
2. Naviguez tout en bas de cette page
Pour Android (Figure 4)
1. Ouvre le menu Application
2. Défilez jusqu'au bas de la section - Paramètres de l'app

  
Figure 3                                                                                                Figure 4
 

Vous êtes utilisateur d'IB Key.

Activation

1. Lancez IBKR Mobile et touchez Authentification.
2. L'application détectera l'installation d'IB Key et suggérera les étapes suivantes - soit une
migration automatique (Figure 5) soit une mise à jour puis une migration automatique.
Vous pouvez choisir d'effectuer une migration manuelle ultérieurement.

     
Figure 5                                                       Figure 6                                                    Figure 7

Une fois la migration effectuée, si vous devez utiliser l'application IB Key autonome (celle que vous avez
authentifié dans le passé), vous verrez l'écran suivant s'afficher(Figure 8).


 Figure 8

 

Utilisation au quotidien


A. La manière dont vous vous connectez au quotidien ne change pas, si vous avez une connexion Internet, l'authentification directe sera utilisée:
1. Saisissez vos identifiants dans les champs correspondants (dans TWS, la Gestion de compte, WebTrader ou
IBKR Mobile). Cliquez sur Se connecter.
2. Le système vous enverra une notification sur l'écran de votre smartphone - touchez-le.
3. Selon votre type d'appareil, mettez votre caméra devant votre visage ou votre doigt sur le capteur d'empreinte digitale (iOS) ou
saisissez votre cote PIN (Android). Le système procédera automatiquement à la connexion.


B. Si vous n'avez pas de connexion Internet, vous utiliserez IBKR Mobile en mode Challenge-Response:
1. Saisissez vos identifiants dans les champs correspondants (dans TWS, la Gestion de compte, WebTrader ou
IBKR Mobile). Cliquez sur ‘Se connecter'.
2. Cliquez sur le lien intitulé “Je n'ai pas reçu de notification”.
3. Lancez IBKR Mobile et touchez ‘Authentification’.
4. Dans le champ Challenge de votre application smartphone, entrez les valeurs affichées sur
l'écran de connexion. Touchez le bouton ‘Générer’.
5. Saisissez les valeurs affichées par votre application smartphone dans le champ de la chaîne de réponse sur
l'écran de connexion. Cliquez sur ‘Se connecter’.

 

Vous êtes utilisateur à la fois d'IB TWS et IB Key

1. Veuillez d'abord procéder à l'activation du module d'authentification de l'application IBKR
Mobile (Cliquez ici).
2. Connectez-vous à l'écran de trading en touchant le bouton Trade sur l'écran d'accueil dans la nouvelle application IBKR
Mobile (Cliquez ici).

 

Vous utilisez la carte de débit IB

1. Veuillez d'abord procéder à l'activation du module d'authentification de l'application IBKR
Mobile (Cliquez ici).
2. Sur l'écran d'accueil de l'application IBKR Mobile sur le bouton Carte de débit. La suite
est identique est identique à la manière dont vous procédiez auparavant.

 

 

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.

 

 

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