Distribute One Software Token Using Compressed Token Format (CTF)

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When you distribute a software token using Compressed Token Format (CTF), you generate a URL, which you deliver to the user. This URL contains the token data needed by the software token application.

Before you begin 

  • Instruct users to install the software token application on their devices. For installation instructions, see the documentation for the software token application.

  • Add a Software Token Profile. Only a Super Admin can add software token profiles.
  • Assign Tokens to Users

Procedure 

  1. In the Security Console, click Authentication > SecurID Tokens > Manage Existing.

  2. Click the Assigned tab.

  3. Use the search fields to find the software token that you want to distribute.

  4. From the search results, click the software token that you want to distribute.

  5. From the context menu, click Distribute.

  6. From the Select Token Profile drop-down list, select a software token profile with Compressed Token Format (CTF) as the delivery method.

  7. In the DeviceSerialNumber field, do one of the following:

    • To bind the token to the device class, leave the default setting.

    • To bind the token to a specific device, clear the field and enter the device ID you obtained from the user.

  8. Enter a nickname or leave the Nickname field blank.

  9. You can choose to Password Protect the token file. The following options are available:

    • Password. Enter a password of your choice. This password applies to all software tokens in the token distribution file. A password can be up to 24 characters long for 128-bit tokens and 8 characters long for 64-bit tokens.

    • No password. The user does not enter a password.

    • User ID. The user enters his or her user ID.

    • Combination User ID followed by Password. The user enters his or her user ID and the password that you set. The user ID and password combination can be up to 24 characters long for 128-bit tokens and 8 characters long for 64-bit tokens.

  10. If you select Password or Combination, create a password, and enter it in the Password and Confirm Password fields.

  11. Click Save and Distribute.

  12. Copy the CTF URL and safely deliver it to the user.

    Note:  If you navigate away from this page before you copy the CTF URL, you must perform the distribution process from the beginning to generate a new URL.

  13. Instruct the user on how to import the token.

 

 


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