Saxo offers 2-factor authentication (2FA) for logging into your account. 2FA means when logging in, our platform will require 2 different passwords:
- Factor one: Your usual password. The one you know and use all the time, also replaced by touch ID, if enabled.
- Factor two: A one-time code. It's different at every login and it's provided by a separate system, in our case, an authenticator app.
This is how you activate 2FA and use an authenticator:
Enable 2FA using an authenticator
Note: Before you proceed, make sure you have an authenticator app on your smartphone. Find out more in the section Authenticator Apps on your mobile phone.
- Desktop Platforms: click Menu / > Settings > Login > 2-factor authentication (2FA) - Change 2FA settings
- Select Use an authenticator and click OK.
- A barcode will be displayed.
- Launch your authenticator app and scan the barcode.
- A 6-digit passcode will be displayed.
- Enter the code and click OK to complete the registration.
Access the platform with 2FA
After logging in with your usual password,
Enter the code from your authenticator app to access your account.
Authenticator Apps on your mobile phone
For 2FA with an authenticator you need to have an authenticator app installed on your mobile phone which will be used to generate codes that you will need to access the trading platforms.
There are many authenticator apps available and you may already have an authenticator which you can also use to log into you Saxo trading platforms.
Some popular (free) authenticator apps include:
- Microsoft Authenticator (iOS)
- Microsoft Authenticator (Android)
- Google Authenticator (iOS)
- Google Authenticator (Android)
Many other authenticator apps are available that can also be used to log into your platform. Go back to Enable 2FA using an authenticator
New or lost phone
If you have lost or changed your mobile phone number, please contact Client Account Services to register your new phone number.