Upgrade your student KI-ID to a higher authentication assurance level

To be able to set a new password for the student account via the ID portal, you need to upgrade your student KI-ID to a higher authentication assurance level. All students will need to do this upgrade in the near future for continued access to Ladok.

Ladok, the national study administration support system, is implementing changes to its identity and authorisation management. This will require users to have a higher so-called identity assurance level, AL2. The basic level is called AL1 and today the majority of KI's students are set to the AL1 level.

Easy upgrade in KI:s ID portal 

You can quickly and easily upgrade your student KI-ID by logging in to the ID portal. You confirm your identity using BankID,  Mobile BankID, Freja eID or eduID and your login credentials to your student account.

A step-by-step guide can be found here.

If you do not have BankID, Mobile BankID, Freja eID or eduID you need to contact Student IT to perform a manual identification check. Please be sure to be ready to show identification.


Once you have upgraded your account, it takes about 24 h until you can log in to Ladok again. Worth considering if, for example, you are going to register for an examination via Ladok.

How do I know if my KI-ID is upgraded?

Log in to https://idportal.ki.se with your e-identification. If your KI-ID is upgraded, you will see:

Assurance level idportal
Photo: Jeswes

Background: Swamid 

Karolinska Institutet is part of SWAMID (Swedish Academic Identity Federation) and therefore needs to follow the rules that exist regarding how the digital identities of higher education institutions are managed. 

As a member of SWAMID, KI can use quality-assured and secure login for researchers, teachers and students in various services - both in and outside Sweden. 

SWAMID has different identity assurance levels for its users, where the basic level is called AL1. Today, the majority of KI's user accounts are at the AL1 level, but the higher assurance level AL2 may be required for access to more services in the future.