Authentication code (webfiling)
What is the authentication code? An authentication code is a 6 digit alphanumeric code issued by Companies House to each company. It is sometime also known as the webfiling code. It is a bit like a company’s password for their Companies House account.
The authentication code is used to access webfiling (for direct filings at Companies House) and to authorise Kudocs to access and use the company’s information stored at Companies House. Kudocs needs this code and this information to create a Kudocs account and enable automatic filing by Kudocs at Companies House on your behalf.
Where do I find my authentication code? If you have incorporated the company already, not using Kudocs, Companies House will have sent you (to the registered office) the authentication code by post. Hopefully you still have a copy of this! If you don’t have a copy to hand, you can order a new one from Companies House here.
If you have incorporated the company using Kudocs, the authentication code is automatically stored in Settings > Company and can be seen by Admin users only. The company will also be sent the authentication code by Companies by post, but it will always be stored in Kudocs, so it is easy to find at any time.
You need to enter your authentication code to onboard a company to Kudocs. Once you have onboarded a company, or incorporated a new company, you should not need the authentication code again: all your filings can be done via Kudocs without having to use the authentication code (or webfiling).
Where does Kudocs store the authentication code? The authentication code is stored in Settings > Company and can be seen by Admin users only.
How do I get my authentication code when I incorporate a new company? If you incorporate a company using Kudocs, the authentication code is automatically stored in Settings > Company. It will be stored in Kudocs immediately upon incorporation (so there is no need to wait for any letter from Companies House) and can be seen by Admin users only. The company will also be sent the authentication code by Companies House by post, but it will always be stored in Kudocs, so it is easy to find at any time.
How do I change my authentication code? You will need to login to Companies House and request them to change authentication code.
My authentication code has changed, how do I update Kudocs? Once you have your new authentication code, please contact Kudocs by email (email@example.com) and we will be able to update the code in the system for you.