Users complete RSA SecurID Authenticate device registration so that they can use the RSA SecurID Authenticate app (registered on a phone, tablet, or desktop or PC) to authenticate to protected applications.
Device registration binds the device to the user. After device registration, when the user needs to authenticate to an application, RSA SecurID Access prompts the user for methods that the user can complete, for example, Approve, RSA SecurID Authenticate Tokencode, or Device Biometrics. Users who do not register a device using the RSA SecurID Authenticate app are not presented with authentication methods that require the app.
SMS Tokencode, Voice Tokencode, FIDO token, and RSA SecurID token do not require this type of registration.
A user can register a single device with the RSA SecurID Authenticate app installed.
How Device Registration Works
Users can complete device registration in one of two ways:
Download the RSA SecurID Authenticate app on a device (iOS, Android, or Windows 10) and enter the identity source email address, your Company ID, and the identity source password (as the Registration Code) in the app.
You can use the Device Registration Using Password policy to restrict which users are allowed to complete device registration using an identity source password as a registration code. For more information, see Device Registration Using Password Policy.
Use RSA SecurID Access My Page, a web portal that helps provide a secure way for users to complete device registration using multifactor authentication and QR or numeric registration codes. Users sign into My Page on one device (for example, a computer), download the RSA SecurID Authenticate app on another device (iOS, Android, or Windows 10), scan a QR code, and complete an optional test authentication. Users can also manually enter a numeric registration code if they are unable to scan a QR code.
By default, My Page is disabled. You must enable it in Platform > My Page before users can use My Page. When you enable My Page, you also select the primary authentication method and the policy to use for additional authentication for signing into My Page.
For a complete overview of the steps users perform to complete device registration, see RSA SecurID Authenticate Device Registration Overview. For rollout information, see Cloud Authentication Service Rollout to Users.
Device Registration and User or Device Changes
The following table summarizes how RSA SecurID Access handles device registration with user or device changes.
|Situation||How RSA SecurID Access Handles It|
|A user completes device registration, deletes or uninstalls the RSA SecurID Authenticate app, and then later needs to complete device registration again on the same device.||The user installs the RSA SecurID Authenticate app again and re-registers the device without administrative action.|
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The user can delete the current device in My Page , and then complete device registration. Or the administrator must delete the user's current device before the user can complete device registration again.
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Device Registration with Multiple Companies
An individual user can use the RSA SecurID Authenticate app on a single registered device to authenticate to resources protected by up to five different companies.
For example, a user who is a contractor for both Company A and Company B can use a single device to perform step-up authentication to access both companies. The user registers the device for one company and uses the My Account screen to add additional companies as needed.
An administrator might use a single device for testing the behavior of the RSA SecurID Authenticate app for a company's testing environment and production environment. In this case, each environment has a unique company ID that the administrator uses when registering the device with each environment.
If an administrator for one company uses the Cloud Administration Console to delete a user's registered device, the RSA SecurID Authenticate app on the user's device continues to work normally for any other companies. The activity from one company does not affect the app behavior for other companies.