Assign Hardware Tokens to Multiple Users

Before users can use hardware tokens to authenticate, you must assign the tokens to the users. You can assign up to three hardware or software tokens to a single user. Tokens that are managed in the Cloud Authentication Service do not count towards the three token limit.

You can run a command-line utility that restricts the number of tokens that can be assigned to a user. For instructions, see Restrict the Number of Active Tokens per User.

Before you begin

Import a Token Record File


  1. In the Security Console, click Identity > Users > Manage Existing.

  2. Use the search fields to find the users to whom you want to assign tokens.

  3. From the search results, select the checkboxes next to the users to whom you want to assign tokens.

  4. From the Action menu, click Assign SecurID Tokens.

  5. Click Go.

  6. From the list of available SecurID tokens, select the checkbox next to the hardware tokens that you want to assign.

    Note: The number of selected tokens must equal the number of selected users.

  7. Click Assign.

After you finish

Distribute the hardware tokens:

  • If users are located within close proximity, instruct the users to physically collect the tokens.
  • If your organization is large and geographically dispersed, distribute tokens by mail.

Related Concepts

SecurID Tokens