User account


Access to IBM Quantum is controlled by a user account. This account is uniquely tied to the login credentials used to access IBM Quantum. The user account performs two essential functions. First, an account is associated with one or more instances that give access to the various services provided by IBM Quantum. Second, a unique token is assigned to each account, allowing for IBM Quantum access from Qiskit.

You can view your account information after you log in by clicking Account settings in the account menu ( account ). The following information is shown on the Account settings page:

Account overview

View and edit general account information, such as your email address, type of account, and password. To change any of this information, click Edit button image..

Copy or regenerate your API token here. You will also come here if you ever need to delete your account.

If you do choose to delete your account, this cannot be undone, and all data are permanently removed.

Keep your API token secure

Your unique API token provides access to your data, so treat it as you would any password and keep it secure.


Specify the types of notifications that you want to receive.


IBM Quantum is required to send you email notifications about your account and privacy.


View the instances that you can access, and the services (programs, systems, and simulators) available to you on each instance. By default, all of your instances are shown, but you can click the filter icon ( filter ) to view projects on a specific, hub, group, or project. Click the arrow by the instance to expand the row, and view details about the hub, group, and project.

Click a link under the Compute resources column to view details about the systems and simulators available in each instance. Each link points to a list on the Compute resources page, filtered by the instance.

The vertical menu ( overflow ) allows you to leave the project or copy the Qiskit instance code.