Published: 26-05-2023 12:58 | Updated: 26-05-2023 13:00

Ladok users must upgrade accounts

All Ladok users need to upgrade their user accounts (KI-ID) to a higher authentication assurance level before 1 July for continued access.

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 user accounts are set to the AL1 level. From 1 July, you as a user will not be able to log in to Ladok until you have upgraded your account.

Easy upgrade with BankID in new portal

You can now quickly and easily upgrade your account (KI-ID) by logging in to the ID portal at You confirm your identity using BankID or Mobile BankID. If you already have the higher assurance level AL2, you will be notified when you log in and you do not need to do anything.

NOTE! If you are not connected to a KI network, you will need to complete a two-factor authentication (MFA) when completing the upgrade.

A step-by-step guide to the upgrade can be found here (in Swedish).

If you do not have a BankID

If you do not have BankID or Mobile BankID, you need to contact your institution's IDAC administrator to perform a manual identification check.

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.


Susanne Torell System Manager