Add an RSA SecurID Authentication API Key

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development on Nov 10, 2016Last modified by Joyce Cohen on Feb 22, 2018
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Clients built using the Authentication API require a key to pass authentication requests to the Cloud
Authentication Service. Every Initialize call from the client must contain this key to securely identify the
authentication request. You can add up to 10 keys using the Cloud Administration Console. If a key becomes
compromised and is no longer secure, you can delete it and add a new one. For more information about the
Authentication API, see the RSA SecurID Authentication API Developer's Guide.


Note: You must publish the changes for these actions to take effect. For example, if you delete a compromised
key but do not publish, the deleted key can continue to be used in authentication requests until the changes are


Before you begin

You must be a Super Admin for the Cloud Administration Console to perform this task.



  1. In the Cloud Administration Console, click My Account > Company Settings and select the
    Authentication API Keys tab.
  2. Click ADD. The new key is displayed.
  3. (Optional) Enter a description that identifies how the key will be used.
  4. Add as many keys as necessary (up to 10), then click Save Settings.
  5. To immediately activate these updates, click Publish Changes.


After you finish

Use a secure method to deliver the keys to your authentication client developers.





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