SBI offers a facility that enables its customers to access their account and make several kinds of transactions online, through the internet. This facility is known as SBI Internet Banking facility. SBI customers subscribing to SBI Internet Banking or SBI Net Bank facility are issued an "Internet Banking Kit". This was said by India's largest bank SBI on its website - onlinesbi.com. This Internet Banking Kit, according to SBI, contains information about the username and password as well as the kit number. This information can be used to access and set up your Internet Banking facility - SBI Net Banking - with SBI, for the first time and for subsequent use in future. On its website, SBI shared a link to a video explaining the process.
How to log in for first time in SBI Internet Banking online facility
SBI has given a few steps on how a customer possessing this Internet Banking Kit can set up his or her account for the first time.
Once on the SBI website - onlinesbi.com, the customer is required to click on the 'Login' button in the 'Personal Login' section.
(A ‘Login’ button seen on the ‘Personal Banking’ section of the SBI site)
On the next page, proceed by clicking on the 'Continue To Login' at the bottom of the page.
(SBI website onlinesbi.com enables a customer to set a password of his or her own choice for future use)
In the 'username' field, the customer needs to enter the internet banking username received as part of the Internet Banking Kit, says SBI.
Enter the password in the 'password' field and click on the 'Login' button.
Once you are logged in for the first time, the SBI portal asks you to "enter a username of your choice for your future use in SBI's Internet Banking".
How to set SBI Internet Banking username
SBI allows usernames and passwords of a maximum of 20 characters each under its Internet Banking facility. Both username and password are case sensitive, says SBI. That means 'AJAYKumar2087' and 'ajaykumar2087' can be two possible usernames. The username can be a combination of alphabets and numbers, says SBI.
Once having typed a username in the given field, the user may click on the 'Check Username Availability' link to check whether the desired username is available.
"Kindly enter the Kit Number super scribed on the Kit," says SBI.
This 'Kit Number' can be found on the back side of the page containing the username and password, according to SBI.
After entering the kit number, check the 'I accept the Terms and Conditions' option at the bottom of the form and click on the 'Submit' button to proceed.
How to set SBI Internet Banking password
Enter the same password in the 'Confirm Login Password' field and click on 'Confirm'.
On the next step, enter the desired password in the given field.
SBI customers subscribing to the bank's Internet Banking facility are required to maintain two passwords - Login Password and Profile Password, according to the bank's website.
The Login Password is used for performing tasks such as accessing your accounts details, according to SBI. The Profile Password is used to update the profile, adding Intra-Bank beneficiary etc, the bank adds.
Proceed by entering the 'New Login Password' in the given field.
Similarly, a Profile Password can be set using the form on the next page. The Profile Password is used for performing customer profile-related tasks such as making a transaction, according to SBI.
(The SBI portal asks the customer to set a different password as login password)
The user has the option to use the 'Use Multilingual Image-based Virtual Key Board' to set the Profile Password. A password set via this tool also has to be of length 8-20 characters with at least two special images. Options include the symbols of arrow and clock, for example.
(SBI provides an optional ‘Multilingual Image-based Virtual Key Board’ facility on its portal)
After this step, the customer is required to set a hint question and a respective answer. SBI's Internet Banking facility provides many language options to choose from. These include English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, among others.
The multilingual keyboard is optional. The user can also proceed by the regular process by typing in the password using the physical keyboard/keypad.
The customer should set a hint answer that he or she "can remember easily", says SBI.
After this, enter the date of birth in the format '31/Jan/1971'.
Once the date of birth is fed into the field, proceed by clicking on 'Submit'.
At the end of a successful entry, the portal displays the message "Your profile password has been set successfully" along with the date and time of submission.
(The SBI portal displays the date and time at the end of the process)
These passwords, says SBI, can be used in future to use the Internet Banking service.
How to choose SBI Internet Banking password
SBI also shared some tips on how to select "an appropriate password of your choice and carefully memorize your password".
SBI allows a password of 8-20 characters with a combination of alphabets, digits and special characters. The password should contain at least one digit, at least one alphabet and one special character (@, !, %, $, &, * etc.)