Two-Factor Authentication

Use your mobile device for an extra layer of security

Download our free VIP Access app for added security via two-factor authentication. You’ll get a unique six-digit code to enter each time you log on.

Don't have a mobile device? Use a hardware token

How does it work?

  1. Download our free VIP Access mobile app to your device..
  2. Upon launch, it will give you a unique credential ID and six-digit security code.
  3. Follow the prompts to link the app to your E*TRADE account.

The next time you log on to your account:

  • Enter your E*TRADE user ID.
  • Enter your password, followed by the six-digit code provided by your VIP Access app, with no spaces between the password and code.
  • Click Log on.

Don’t have a mobile device? Log on securely with a hardware token

A hardware token offers the same two-factor authentication as the VIP Access app. It provides you with a unique six-digit code each time you log on for an extra layer of account security.

How do I get started with a hardware token?

  1. Request a hardware token.
  2. Activate your hardware token to link it to your E*TRADE account. Make sure you have your user ID and password ready.

How to log on once your account(s) is linked to the hardware token:

  • Enter your password, followed by the six-digit code displayed by pressing the button on the hardware token. Make sure there are no spaces between password and code.
  • Click Log on.

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

Download the app:
 
Download the apple app  Download the google app  Download the amazon app Download the windows app
 
 

Additional Information

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