The Generate Static Password service is one of the various options available for two-factor authentication (an additional security layer to your e-Filing password) for logging in to the e-Filing portal. Static password is useful if you do not have good mobile network connectivity to receive OTP. This service is available to all registered users on the e-Filing portal (post login). The only requirement for this service is that the taxpayer should have be a registered user on the e-Filing portal with valid user ID and password.
Features of Static Password
- You will receive 10 system-generated static passwords on your email ID registered with e-Filing
- You can use any one at a time for login. However, the same static password cannot be reused
- The static passwords sent to you will be active for 30 days from the date of generation
- You can generate static passwords again after you have used up all 10 passwords, or after 30 days are over (whichever comes first)
Steps to Generate Static Password
- Visit the IT portal
Login using valid credentials.
- My Profile
Click on the My Profile option from the top right corner of the page.
- Static Password Option
Click on the Static Password Option presented on the left column.
- Generate Static Password
A list of instructions about static password and where it can be used appear on the Static Password page. Read the instructions carefully and click Generate Static Password.
- Success Message
A success message is displayed on successful generation of your static password.
If you have unused static passwords, there will be a message specifying how many passwords you have, and the number of days before they expire (out of 30). To get a list of your unused static passwords on your email ID registered on the e-Filing portal, click Resend Static Password.
Yes, you can generate static passwords multiple times, but only after expiration (after 30 days from generation) or consumption of all 10 static passwords.
For enhanced security, logging in to the e-Filing portal involves two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is a method with an additional security layer (in addition to username and password). Static password is one of the two-factor authentication methods after entering your e-Filing user ID and password.
You can manually keep track of the passwords you have used, or go to your Dashboard > Static Password tab > Click Resend Static Password. You will receive an email with the list of unused static passwords on your e-Filing registered email ID.