Gadget गुरू's Mouthpiece: Re-enabling your locked HDFC Bank NetBanking Account & Re-generating your Password
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Re-enabling your locked HDFC Bank NetBanking Account & Re-generating your Password

So many passwords to remember these days... ooofff !!!!!


Many a times it so happens that you enter a wrong password consecutively 5 times at the HDFC bank Netbanking site & your account gets locked. Now you have 2 problems - your NetBanking access locked out & also that you have forgotten your password. The Banks standard procedure calls for filling an application form at the Branch to re-enable your account & also re-generate a new password.

I have discovered a simple workaround with which you use the power of Net to both re-enable your account & re-generate a new password.

(My site statistics show that this is one of my most successful posts in my Blog. Unfortunately, almost all my readers forget to drop me a THANK YOU message after getting the required results :-( . I would feel nice if you could comment on this post after successfully unlocking your HDFC Bank NetBanking Account. This would inspire me to write more.)

After receiving numerous complaints from my readers I found that HDFC Bank has finally changed their site and I feel the following new method should work -
  • Log on to www.hdfcbank.com and log on to NetBanking
  • Click on the link "Forgot IPIN (Password)"
  • Type your Customer ID number and click on "Go"
  • You will be shown a list of active HDFC Bank ATM/Debit cards that are linked to your Customer ID
  • Select any of the linked card (In case you have more than one card)
  • Please type your ATM PIN & Card Expiry Date.
  • Enter your Net Banking Password and re-login.

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Old Method: Might have worked till Dec'13


The procedure is as follows -
  1. Visit https://www.hdfcbank.com/applications/webforms/customersupport/mainfrm.htm & select the Radio Button "I am a customer of the bank and have a query / Clarification on a transaction / Product".
  2. Now under the section "What is the query about?" section select "Assistance with NetBanking Service".
  3. Now under the section "Kindly classify your request:" select "Access Denied - Enable access to NetBanking" & then click on submit.
  4. In the following screen fill up all your details - Customer ID, First Name, Last Name, E-mail ID.
  5. Now comes the most important trick - select the check box "Yes I remember my IPIN and just need re-activation of the same.". Though this may sound funny, since you don't remeber your IPIN (NetBanking Password), but do this as suggested by me. And then click submit.
  6. After almost 24 hours visit the NetBanking page & under the "Whats New" section on the right hand side, click on the link for "Forgot Your IPIN (password), click here to generate instantly".
  7. Now just follow the steps & re-generate a new IPIN.
Simple... isn't it ? So never ever worry again if you have a locked HDFC Bank NetBanking account & have forgotten your password :)

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338 comments:

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Aji Ali said...

This is funny...I'll try and let you know once my id is anabled

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Hi Ali,

This method is perfectly tested & I have personally used this method. You need to do things exactly the same way as I have suggested & also remember the time limitations.

If things don't work out for you then either its your bad luck or HDFC or someone has intimated HDFC about this bug & they have fixed it :)

I personally wish that it works out for you so that you can continue to have trust on my posts :)

With Best Regards.

Aji Ali said...

Hi Lahiri,
This is worked fine for me. Thank you very much.

-Aji

Anonymous said...

Hey Dude...Fantastic
Really much appreciated

Hitesh

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Thanks Hitesh. It was nice that you got help from this post.

Sanket said...

hey bro this is great one..it works man thanks for ur efforts. ur amazing. keep posting such thinks :-)

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Good to hear Sanket that my Blog post helped you during your times of need.

Anonymous said...

Hi Baudhayan...

Thanks a lot for your tips.. It worked me perfectly.

Thanks again.

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@Anonymous - Its nice to hear that your problem got sorted out.

santosh said...

Hi,

Its worked and having simple steps to regenerate password.very thankful to you and update some other new topics.

Thanks&Regards.

Ram's said...

Hi Baudhayan Lahiri...

Thanks a lot for your tips of HDFC.. It worked me perfectly.

it save my Time of Phone.

Thanks once again.

R@m

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@santosh & ram - I feel very happy to have been able to help you at your times of need through this Blog Post.

arun kumar r said...

thanks man, seems to be working, can confirm after 24 hrs

arun

Mahendra Vishwakarma said...

THANK YOU.

gayathrinagarajan said...

hey its working.. thanks a lot .. bug is not resolved.. :P

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Its great to find people benefiting from this post :-)

Anonymous said...

Ya , thanks alot for thses easy steps.But I have one query regarding second step i.e setting the new password.

After getting my ATM, I don't remember whether I ever used it in ATM , so don't know the ATM PIN. Due to this I am not unable to set the new password. Is there any other way to set the password or to get the ATM PIN ? I am currently out of town for long time so will not be able to access the HDFC branch.

Any help, much appreciated.

Vilas said...

Thanks alot

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Hey Vilas...

Gr8 to know that you have been helped by this post :-)

santhosh a r said...

superb buddy!!!

its working... nice man

thanks alot

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Hey Santhosh AR,

Good to know that its working :-)

Sreejith said...

Hi Lahiri,
Thank you soooo much for ur help. It worked well for me and got my account unlocked without taking time...am very happy ! Thank you once more.....

Best Regards,
Sreejith

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Cool Sreejith!!! Nice to know that.

Anonymous said...

Hi Budhayan,

very nice trick :). keep posting and help otheres.good job

Pradnya

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@Pradnya - Thanks for the encouraging comments :-)

Ganesh said...

thanks Man. I applied just now.. message you if it was successful. Thanks for the post.

Priya said...

hi i had the same problem and followed your steps
but will have to wait and see fofr 24 hrs ..

GANGAM said...

Thank for information where i have done instruction given u..hope i would be activated in 24hours ...thanks for ur guidance

GANGAM said...

Thank for information where i have done instruction given u..hope i would be activated in 24hours ...thanks for ur guidance

Vineetha said...

Wow Lahiri!!! just wow! thanks a ton for this post! i was dreading going to the bank and filling all the forms for the generation of a new pin as my account was locked! this worked fabulously. thanks once again. but now, i strted to doubt the safety of my money in HDFC bank..

Anonymous said...

I have submitted the request to unblock the account...... Hope it works for me too :)

Pavan

sathis said...

cool buddy. i called customer care and wasted my money befor reading this. after that i tried this....very easy one......Thanks buddy

dallas said...

thnx a lot

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Good to see that my readers are benefiting from this post.

ratul said...

thanks yaar ! i have submitted my request, now lets see what happens after 24 hours ...



Ratul Koch
ratul_tez@sify.com

ratul said...

is there any way to enable phone banking from net without approaching to the bank. M a busy person.. reply please if any

my email id is: ratul_tez@sify.com

Ramya said...

Thanks for the help

ratul said...

It really works..


I got my net banking reopened after few hours(max 24 hours)



Ratul Koch

Tezpur NIIT

siddalinga said...

This is working man. i got message that account will be unlocked after 24 hrs. Great, thanks for your findings

Anonymous said...

thanks..it was nice...
my account is locked..
i have requested for unlock..
let's see after 24 hrs

Anonymous said...

I have done it, will check after 24 hrs to see if it works. Hope for the best. Thanks anyway dear

john said...

hi im johnson acctually my account is lock today what i need to do

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@john - Please read my post carefully. I have described few simple steps to get your account unlocked.

Ramesh said...

in which page the forgot password will appear after 24 hrs whether in http://www.hdfcbank.com/personal/default.htm or somewhere?

maverick said...

ok waiting for 24 hours now.

thanks

Anonymous said...

Not a trick or bug really if the HDFC customer service is telling you to follow the same process! Or maybe they used your post and adapted it to handle such complaints...:)

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

If you say that HDFC Customer Service is saying the same thing, then so many people wouldn't have hopped onto this post for solving this problem :)

If you say they have adapted from this post... point well taken.

Lubhit said...

awesome dude...thanks

Neeraj said...

I have done it, will check after 24 hrs to see if it works. Hope for the best. Thanks anyway Buddy

Sunil said...

This is a really useful post. A million thanks.

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Most welcome Sunil :)

San said...

THANKS BAUDHAYAN I WAS GETTING READY TO GO TO HDFC BANK, BUT TRIED YOUR TRICK AND IT WORKS THANKS SO MUCH

COMMANDER SWAMY

San said...

Thanks so much it worked

San said...

thanks so much it worked

Anees Shaikh said...

Execellent man its working for me.
Kudos to u and ur blog.

Anonymous said...

Its Damn good buddy... Thankx a ton... i m ouside india and got my ID locked... there was no ther way..
u rock...:)

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Thanks everyone for all your appreciation.

Bhavya said...

hi..it worked fine for me..
thanks a lot for all ur tip...
Thanks again

Anonymous said...

You're very clever dude. Thanks for letting everyone know this trick:-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton ! It works !!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot its works fine for me...

Anonymous said...

hi,
i just did as you said. so now the HDFC website says: "Your Customer ID Number will get unlocked within the next 24 working hours and the NetBanking account activated simultaneously. Once activated, you will be able to access your NetBanking account after a further period 24 working hours."

So should i reset my netbanking ipin after 24 hours (and before 28 hours) or can i do it 2 or 3 days from now as i'm travelling 24 hours from now...
what i mean is, will the ipin be reset if i access it 3 days from now.

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@Anonymous - Yes, you can reset it after 2 or 3 days once your account is unlocked.

Ramesh said...

Hi Friend,

Thanks for information

Take care..

Anonymous said...

Hi Lahari,

Followed your instruction word to word... now waiting for next 24 hours...

Thanks a million for posting this trick!!

Abed said...

Hi,
Gr8, thanks for the info...
it still wrked for me 2 yrs of ur post!! And I didnt even wait for 24 hrs..

I thought HDFC would have fixed it by now !

Thanks again

Abed Md Kamaluddin
IITR

praveen said...

Hello mate,

Excellent Job!!!! ur a star,. keep it up!!!!!

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Good to know that its still working :-)

bala said...

Hi,
There is a possibilty that another person has tried accessing ur account and the account has got locked. In this scenario you know ur PIN but the account is locked.

Anonymous said...

still working......

Saved my trip to next station.

Thanks.

Avinazz.

Anonymous said...

This works... thanks a zillion.. !

manish chiniwalar said...

thanks a ton!

Saggam said...

Thanks a lot for your advise. My IPIN has been unlocked.

Rajesh's Blog said...

hi...
I got stucked when my account was locked ? because i losy my debit card, i can withdraw my money only by net banking and also i am out of my native currently...

Ur Idea helped me a lot !...

Thank You Very much...

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Thanks all for the appreciation :-)

Keep enjoying this tweak!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks million Baudhyan,,I was just stuck.Now I hope it will work. Sudha

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it worked.

Himanshu said...

Thanks Buddy.

U did a gr8 job.

It helps alot........

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot!! this has helped me thrice :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a Lot.

Anonymous said...

thank you!

Akshay D said...

Thanks a ton Friend!!!!!
Worked fine for me!!!

Thanks again :D !!

sanjay ghildiyal said...

thx dear ... lets see aftr 24 hrs .. :-) bye

jonaki said...

hey dude, too good man, managed to get thru, am yet to get the new IPIN, am sure it'll work.....u r truely a genius...proud of u, bro!!!

soumava said...

Great .. thanks a ton !!

Pragati said...

Hey Thanks a lot..it really helps..seriously....:)I chnaged my password within a 4hrs only...

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Good to know that you lovely readers are finding help from this post :-)

Abhijit said...

This is MIRACLE...this worked for me in 10 min flat....wonderfull trick buddy!!!....

Anonymous said...

This worked wonderfully. Thanks a bunch for your help buddy.

Josh

Anonymous said...

Really great work buddy.All the best for your next innovative experiment and many-many thanks for the suggestion.

krish.c20 said...

Hey dude!! Thank you so much...

This information helped me alot..

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I tried the method suggested by you.I am now in the waiting period of 24 hrs.But I have a problem.I dont remember my ATM password.Also I'm not able to reach out any branch as I'm away.Please help me out?

Anonymous said...

Hey i have submitted the request....keeping my fingers crossed for the next 24 HRS....

Anyways its good to see that so many ppl got thier account issue's fixed from your suggestions....

hope wish and pray that this will work for me...

Cheers brother...
Divakar

ArvIND said...

hi
thank you very much,u r genius....
it work for me..ifollowed the same instruction and today my account is activated..

Satish said...

Hi Baudhayan,

This has worked for me, Thanks a lot, I stay in Dubai, Imagine calling HDFC(ISD rates!!!) to retrieve/ reset the password. This trick has made things simple for me.

Thanks and Regards,
Satish

Satish said...

Hi Baudhayan,

This has worked for me, I stay in Dubai, imagine calling HDFC customer care from here (ISD)....

keep the good work going , looking forward for few more tricks from you.

Thanks and Regards,
Satish

Anonymous said...

Really thanks.it was working fine.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dude.......!

Janani said...

hey baudhayan thanks a million... i hav jus used the trick.. waitin wit fingers crossed.. aftr 24 hrs whr shld i find the 'wats new' tab.?? to reset password?

Abirami said...

Hi

Thanks dude...

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

Hi,

Nice to see it's still working for you.

@Janani - Please read the post carefully. I have explained everything in detail, all your questions are answered :-)

satya said...

arey yaar,

come out of the age old methods and spare a call to hdfc cust care ( ofcourse its ur luck if u meet right person who can clear the query there and then) they will be doing this just by giving a IVR call to the registered mobile no. thats it. it was working absolutely fine and mind u iam a regular customer who forgot my credentials atleast 6-7 times till now.

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@satya - Are you a privileged customer of HDFC?

I have been a customer of HDFC from past 8 years & what I have found is Netbanking password reset happens only by submitting password reset form at branch, else 100s of my readers wouldn't have thanked me for this post.

Taraprasad Swain said...

Thank You.. :)
It was helpful.

Anonymous said...

Awsemone man . Its worked for me as well really you saved my time for not calling to HDFC customer support..

Appreciated your effort to help others.
Thanks,
Jamal

Navin said...

Thanks alot brother...That was too good...A smart move...:-)

Navin said...

Thanks alot brother...That was too good...A smart move...:-)

Ankit said...

i can't find the link for Forgot ur IPIN in whats new section

padmini said...

Hi,

I tried your trick. Its great.. But the problem is the dont have a active credit/debit card. While in India I lost my card and blocked it and did not apply for new card as I left for Sydney the next day. Is there any other way to reset my password? My account is unlocked but i am unable to reset my password.

rajesh said...

Hi,

This post is very veryy awesomee.. i was very lazy so iam not going to HDFC branch to unlock the account and regenerate the pwd..just only i submitted and i will check whether it will done or not..if it is succeded. its really very awesome post...

Divya Bhadani said...

Rocking good

Ramyaa said...

Due t wrong secure password my net bankin transaction s locked.s ther any easier way t reset d password witout goin directly t bank ? pls any1 help me reg dis....

Shiveeta said...

Thanks a lot!

t2 said...

Thanks a lot. Will check after 24 hrs and see if it has been unlocked. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I tried the method suggested by you.I am now in the waiting period of 24 hrs.But I have a problem.I dont remember my ATM password.Also I'm not able to reach out any branch as I'm away.Please help me out?

Regards
Suresh

Krishna said...

Cool, This works. Thanks a lot for this info else I had to goto HDFC office and you know the paper work takes a lot of time.

Avinash said...

good one Bro...

Kumar said...

I have tried and resetted the password. Thanks for the info.

Regards,
Kumar

Kumar said...

I have tried and changed my password.Thanks for the info.

Regards,
Kumar

Anonymous said...

my netsafe account is locked can you help with that plz

Vsant said...

Its very good idia.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

It was really helpful..Thanks much...

Anonymous said...

Thank You :)

khater said...

Thanks a lot. Will check after 24 hrs and see if it has been unlocked. :) --Khater Ali

khater said...

Thanks a lot. Will check after 24 hrs and see if it has been unlocked. :)

narasimha said...

thanks a lot for this

PNS said...

It is working..Thank u so much.. my a/c got unlocked in less than 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm!
Thanks a lot for your post.

VIJAYALAKSHMI said...

Thanks a lotttttt

VIJAYALAKSHMI said...

thanks a lot

Suneel said...

Thanks for this Information..
Can you tell me how to activate third party transfer in HDFC

Anonymous said...

nice post, thanks man i have unlocked my account without any hassel .............

Anonymous said...

nice..worked for me also...its very helpful...
Thanks a lot....

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks.That worked well!

Tanmay said...

why people don't care to comment on this post because they do not easily find how to comment.

Something like quick reply right at the end of the post would help you get more replies.

Tanmay said...

Why many people dont care to put comment is because the process to put comment is not user friendly.

They have to browse to another page just to leave the comment. A quick reply box (Something which is in html version of gmail ), right at the end of the post (and not at the end of comments) would help you get more comments. ;)

Anonymous said...

hope it works...

Baudhayan Lahiri said...

@Tanmay - What you suggested is good and I thought of it long time back, but I really need a readymade code which can be integrated with Blogger. These days I hardly find time doing R&D. Blogging as infact taken a beating due to my office work.

Thanks others for all your appreciation.

Anonymous said...

Bingo!!! That was awesome. Simple,easy and bang on Target. Thank you so much for the blog.

Anonymous said...

:P

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm! Thanks for the cool tip :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Baudhayan Lahiri

Thaks a lot for the help provided by you.

Anonymous said...

I have submitted the netbanking activation request , didnt use it for 6 months so they have denied access , hoping it works for me ...vinny

Anonymous said...

thanks!!! Waiting for 24 hrs now...

Kunal said...

Thanks Guru for the tip;'

already tried it. Let's hope i'll be able to get things through now !!!

Saumya said...

Thnaks Yar for your help

Anonymous said...

Great Trick...Works just fine thanks again !!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Job...I hate going through bank and filling up all the stupid forms..

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, I'm yet to get the results, but will surely comment once the account is working fine... Thanks again! :)

sudhir said...

hi.............lahiri......thank u very much.your method worked

Raviteja said...

Thanks Ali... It worked out successfully... Find out the solutions for any other complications...

Sub said...

Hi, I waited 24 hours. Forgot my PIN. But I only see "Forgot Your IPIN (password). click here to generate instantly" on the left hand side only. But , when I click on it, it ask me to put in my customer no and then chosse my debit card. I dont have my debit card info with me.
So , I am unable to regeneate my IPIN. PLEASE HELP>

pokhriyal@hotmail.com

Sub said...

did not work. It is asking me to chosee debit card to reset my password. (which I dont have).
what am I doing wrong. ??

Waited 24 hours. forgot pin >

Please help

Anonymous said...

Did not work for me. I only see "Forgot your pin" on left hand side below cusomter id. When I click on that, it ask me for debit card. .
and then to enter info on my debit

I dont have that info.
What am I doint wrong ?

waited 24 hours to reenable it. Dont remember password . Now I live overeseas so dont know what to do.

Please show me steps as to how it worked for others/

Anonymous said...

I's genius! Thanks mate

Anonymous said...

Hey genius

It worked! Thank you.

Namrata said...

Hey thanks,really nice post.....It helped me a lot........

Namrata said...

thanks...it helped me a lot

Anonymous said...

oh my god .. man u rock .. thanku in thousands ...it worked best for me .

Shanu said...

Thanks man..when petrol is so costly..such posts are nothing less than boon..

vishwajith said...

Thanks a tonn till infinity buddy, it helped me...... :) keep doing such good work.....

sudhakar said...

Good workaround dude. this will save many people time and fulfill the urgency.

cena said...

loads of thanks......:)

Anonymous said...

IT HELPED ME ALOT!!!!
THX!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.It worked

Abbas said...

thanks alot bro

Anonymous said...

Excellent... it worked.. But one thing reset pin is under Important and not under whats new... as this is implemented long back they may remove from below whats new :). Thanks again

Cinema experty said...

thank u.u saved me.may god bless u

asha said...

Thank you very much. Very helpful. Came here after a google search

Anonymous said...

HI Lahiri,

It worked, great Thanks a ton.
regards
Satish

Sartaj Ahmed said...

Hi ,
Thank u soooooooo much ...it worked......keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the valuable information

Mihir Jani said...

Hello

Thank You !!!

From This Steps my Account is now enabled,i am using my net banking account easily.


Thank you Again
Mihir

Mihir Jani said...

Hello Lahiri,

Thank you for valuable Information
I can now use My Net banking Account
easily which got disabled ...


Mihir

Anonymous said...

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi...It worked ... thanks a lot!!
You have been a great help.. :)

Ramesh said...

Hi Friend keep it up......

vey very help full................

syam said...

Awesome tip Dude

syam said...

Awesome tip :D

Ran84 said...

Thanks a lot

Gopivista FZ-S said...

Thanks dude, It's really helped me to unlock my net banking account after 2 weeks.

Thanks once again!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks its really saving time...

Anonymous said...

thanx a lot....its really amazing nd helpful.....!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks

It really worked

Paresh said...

thanks a lot buddy it worked for me :) hope you have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect ! Worked on 25 Jan.

Yogesh said...

I have read this post today and have same problem,i have followed all the steps and now i will try to access my account after 24hrs,,,,hope for the best

Anonymous said...

Good Job Dude..

Your post was extremely useful. I just put a request for unlock. I am sure it is going to work. So thanks a lot in advance..

Rony Thomas

Shri Dutta Pachori said...

Thanks for saving me a visit to Branch... Post comment link is very much hidden and is in the bottom (probably is the reason that you don get much comments/thanks from ppl).... You ROCK.

Shri Dutta Pachori said...

Thanks for saving me a visit to Branch... Post comment link is very much hidden and is in the bottom (probably is the reason that you don get much comments/thanks from ppl).... You ROCK.

Shri Dutta Pachori said...

Thanks for saving me a visit to Branch... Post comment link is very much hidden and is in the bottom (probably is the reason that you don get much comments/thanks from ppl).... You ROCK.

Anonymous said...

From Nandita ...
Hey thanx a lot, its working.

Anonymous said...

Thanks buddy.. It is working :)

Praveendev said...

Hello All,

i have also followed the steps need to wait for 24 hours from now lets c..

Balasubramaniyan said...

HI it is working great dude. now my account got enabled ..

superb dude thank you once again .

Anonymous said...

Thanks dude,it worked.....!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks dude,it worked....!!!

Murali Basam said...

Very Good.It worked..

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