April 2022 | No. 04/2022


ePCT Update

Push notifications now available as a strong authentication option for ePCT

Using push notifications generated by the ForgeRock authenticator app on your mobile device is the latest and most efficient strong authentication method that can be registered with your WIPO Account for logging in to ePCT.  The ForgeRock app is free of charge and can be installed on both iOS and Android devices.

If you select this option when logging in to ePCT, you will receive a notification on your mobile device with the option to “Accept or Reject” authentication.  The push notification is instantaneous and is not subject to delay as can be the case for one‑time passwords by text message (SMS) due to poor network signal.  It also avoids potential typing errors, for example, when entering the one-time password received by text message (SMS) or generated by certain other authenticator apps.

IMPORTANT:  the registered device used for push notifications should be protected using a locking mechanism such as a PIN, fingerprint or facial recognition.

You can find out more about strong authentication at: