Two-Factor Authentication

E*TRADE provides two-factor authentication via Security ID

Security ID is a free mobile app that helps protect your account(s) by requiring entry of a unique six-digit code every time you log on. A new code is generated by the app every 30 seconds. Don't have a mobile device? Click here for a Security ID token.

How does it work?

  1. Download the free app (called VIP Access) to your mobile device.
  2. Launch the app to display the unique Credential ID and six-digit Security Code.
  3. Activate your Security ID to link it to your account.

The next time you log on to your account:

  • Enter your user ID in the user ID field of the log on box.
  • Enter your password and the Security Code from the launched VIP Access app in the password field (with no spaces).

 

E*TRADE provides two-factor authentication via Security ID

A Security ID token is a hardware version of Security ID, available for those without supported mobile devices. It provides the same protection by requiring entry of a unique six-digit code every time you log on. A new code is generated by clicking the button on the device. 

How does it work?

  1. Request a Security ID.
  2. Activate your Security ID to link it to your E*TRADE account.

The next time you log on to your account:

  • Enter your user ID in the user ID field of the log on box.
  • Enter your password and the Security Code from your Security ID token (with no spaces).
Download the app:
 
   
 
 

Activate your Security ID

Already have a Security ID and need to link it to your account, click here? You'll be prompted to log on, so please have your user ID and password ready.

Additional Information

For information on logging on when you don't have your device available, click here.