Individual account holders have the ability to add multiple users to their IB 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 Account Management 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. In accordance with market data vendor requirements, the account will be assessed a separate market data subscription fee for each user account added. In addition, user account market data subscriptions are tied to and cannot vary from that of the account holder.
2. Account holders may delete a user account by clicking on the delete link next to the user name located within the Manage Account and then Access Rights menu options.