000027352 - How to change RSA SecurID token policies to require 6-character or 8 character PINs

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support on Aug 13, 2019
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Article Number000027352
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.x
O/S Version: SUSE
  1. Changing token policies to require 6-character or 8 character PINs
  2. PIN length requirement
  3. Change PIN Policy
  4. Change token policy

To alter a token policy, find the policy assigned to the Security Domain you want to alter. Keep in mind that a policy can be assigned to more than one Security Domain, and a change to the policy will affect all of those Security Domains.

Open a Security Console and go to Administration->Security Domains->Manage Existing. The existing Security Domains are listed and each can be viewed to show the currently assigned policies.

To alter the token policy, go to Authentication->Policies->Token Policies->Manage Existing. Edit the policy to which you want to make a change. Under SecurID PIN Format, Change the Minimum Length to 8 and the Maximum Length to 8. You can also change the policy to require alphanumeric PINs. At the bottom of the page click Save. The policy change is immediate.

NotesPlease note that all token types, with the exception of Soft Tokens, support alphanumeric pins.
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