Adding (non-employee) users to an individual account


Individual account holders have the ability to add multiple users to their IBKR account. The account holder may wish to add a second user registered under their own name for the purpose of opening two TWS sessions simultaneously (one for normal access and the other for connecting via an API). The account holder may also provide access to up to 5 (non-employee) individuals, such as a family members, pursuant to a Limited Power of Attorney agreement. In addition, each of these individuals may also be provided with a second user access.

In each case, the additional user will be assigned a unique user name which is required for log in both to Client Portal and the trading platform of choice. Procedures for adding a (non-employee) individual user are outlined below (search KB1004 for procedures for adding a second user for an individual account holder).


Procedures for adding a non-employee user are as follows: 

  1. Log into Client Portal.
  2. Click the User menu (head and shoulders icon in the top right corner) followed by Manage Account.
  3. The Users & Access Rights panel is displayed to the right in the Configuration column and shows all of the users that you have added to your account.
  4. Click the Configure (gear) icon to open the Users & Access Rights screen.
  5. Here there are two panels: the Users panel shows those individuals added to your account, as well as their relationship to the primary account holder; the User Roles panel shows all user roles that you have created.
  6. Add, edit, or delete Users using the set of icons to the right.
  7. The process of adding a user and assigning access rights is divided into several screens. When you complete each screen, click Continue to advance to the next screen. If you want to make changes to a previous screen, click Back.
    1. On the first screen, enter information about the user, including the username, password, name, relationship to the primary account holder and email address.
    2. On the next screen, select a user role, if you have saved any. User roles automatically apply a set of previously configured access rights to the new user. If you do this, you can skip any additional screens and continue to the review screen.
    3. Each screen that follows lets you give the new user rights to access a specific group of functions. On each screen, grant access to functions by clicking the box next to each one.
  8. The last screen in the process lets you review all of the information about the new user, including access rights. Rights that have been assigned to the new user are shown checked and in green; rights that have not been assigned to the new user are shown crossed out. Click Continue if everything is correct. Click Back to make changes.
  9. If you do not participate in the Secure Login System for two-factor authentication, you will receive an email with a confirmation number. Enter the confirmation number sent to you via email, then click Continue. If you have not received a confirmation number, click Request Confirmation Number to have a new confirmation number sent to your email address.
  10. Click OK to save the new user, which will appear in the Users & Access Rights panel.



1. In accordance with market data vendor requirements, the primary user on the account will be assessed a separate market data subscription fee for each user account added. 

2. Account holders may delete a user account by clicking on the delete link next to the user name located within the Users & Access Rights menu options.