Invalid Authorization Error



Cause

This error usually occurs when you have multiple Intuit ID’s and the one you are currently using in Quicken is not the one associated with Credit Score.

Description

If you have multiple Intuit ID's and use Credit Monitor on one file, it's locked to the ID you used for that file.

Example: If you have multiple Intuit ID's and used the first Intuit ID for Credit Monitor and then created a New Data File, or register it using a different Intuit ID, you'll get Authorization Error.

Invalid Authorization Error

 

Note:
This error is caused when you get your credit score in more that one Intuit ID.

Scenarios wherein you'll encounter this kind of error:

I have multiple Intuit ID's

If you have successfully registered through Credit Score and changed your Intuit ID, you'll encounter "Invalid Authorization Error."

You must use the Intuit ID that you used to register your Credit Score in Quicken.

I created a NEW Data File and Register it using the same Intuit ID

If you are trying to get your credit score in a new or different data file you must use the Intuit ID and SSN you used to receive your credit score the first time.

You can only get your Credit Score 1 time every 90 days using a single Intuit ID and SSN. Attempts to get your credit score with the same SSN but different ID will result in the Authorization Error.

I'm using the Credit Score report for Mint, can I also use the same Intuit ID in Quicken?

If you are using Credit Score report for Mint and want to use the Credit Score report in Quicken using the same Intuit ID, you'll receive "Invalid Authorization Error."

Once you have registered to Credit Score using Mint, you cannot register for Credit Score using Quicken.

This is a known issue and we are currently researching about it.

Note:

Even if you don't use Mint and used a different service to receive your credit score within the past 90 days. You'll receive this error.

Fraud Alert is activated or user has requested a lock on their Credit Profile with Equifax

If you are in the situation like this one, you need to contact Equifax directly.

Solution

In order to resolve this you need to use the Intuit ID associated with this account.

  1. Click Edit > Preferences.
  2. Click Intuit ID, Mobile & Alerts
  3. Click Sign in as a different User.
  4. Enter your Intuit password to confirm.
  5. Click Sign Out.

After signing out, register Quicken using the Intuit ID that you used for Credit Monitor. If you have already forgotten your Intuit Password, click here.

Note:

The Intuit ID that you used to register your Credit Score is the only one you can use to create a Credit Score report. If you changed your Intuit ID, you'll encounter the "Invalid Authorization Error."

Your Credit Score will be refreshed every quarter (90 days).