The portals are secure websites protected by AUSkey.
You should review this ‘Portal security’ information regularly. We update it as we become aware of issues and relevant information which will help you maintain the highest levels of security.
Security credentials are electronic files and/or software which are used for identification purposes when transacting over the internet.
Security credentials are used to establish a secure environment for online transactions. This provides you with assurance that your online transactions with us are safe by letting us know we are interacting with the right person for each transaction.
Modern security credentials make fraud very difficult. For someone to gain access to our online services as you, they must be using a computer on which the credential is installed and they must know your password.
Every person associated with your business, practice, or entity who wants to deal with us online on behalf of your ABN will need their own security credential.
Find out more about ensuring your online security
The security of the information you want to guard through the use of a credential is only as good as the care you take to keep this credential protected.
Never disclose your password to anyone, including ATO staff or the provider of your credential.
When choosing a password, make sure that it is sufficiently complex. Your password must:
As long as you use your AUSkey at least once each year, it will not expire. If your certificate does expire you will need to register for a new one.
Technology and computers cannot safeguard information automatically. You need to protect your own information related to using this service.
This situation should be treated with the same degree of urgency that you would give to the loss of a credit card.
If you still have access to your AUSkey you should login to abr.gov.au/AUSkey and cancel your credential. You will then need to register for a new AUSkey.
If you no longer have access to your AUSkey:
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