How to opt back into the Secure Login System


Clients who have performed an opt-out from the Secure Login System (SLS) program expose themselves to certain risks and are therefore subject to certain restrictions (e.g. ability to trade Pink Sheet and OTCBB stocks). Considering this, along with the protection benefits afforded through a complete SLS protection, you may decide to opt back into the Secure Login System.  The following article provides the step-by-step instructions for accomplishing this.


Please note that in order to modify the security settings for an account, the primary user needs to login to the Client Portal. If your user is not allowed to change the security settings, the system will show you a notice and will point you to the user which has such rights.

In order to opt back into the Secure Login System, please proceed as follows:

1. Open your browser and go to the web page

2. Click on Log In > Portal Login
3. Enter your credentials and complete the authentication using your security device
4. Click the User menu (head and shoulders icon in the top right corner) followed by Settings.
5. Under the User Settings section find Security and click Secure Login System.


6. You will see a box titled "Secure Login Settings". Within that box, click on the Configure "gear" icon. This will take you to the settings for Secure Login not required for trading.
7. Select the radio button next to "I want to always use my Secure Login Device when logging in" and click on Continue
8. You will receive a confirmation that your settings have been updated. Click on OK to finalize the procedure


  • See KB1131 for an overview of the Secure Login System
  • See KB1943 for instructions on requesting a replacement Digital Security Card+
  • 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 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