Assign Tokens to Users

Assigning a token associates the token with a specific user. You must assign a token to a user before the user can authenticate. You can assign a maximum of three hardware or software tokens to each user. Tokens that are managed in the Cloud Authentication Service do not count towards the three token limit.

RSA recommends that you do not assign more than one hardware token to a user as this may increase the likelihood that users will report a lost or stolen token. Some software token applications may not allow multiple tokens. For platform-specific information on token limitations, see the SecurID software token documentation. 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.

You can also assign tokens with the User Dashboard. For more information, see User Dashboard.

Before you begin

  • Import the token records from the token record file to the internal database. For more information, see Import a Token Record File.

  • Make sure a user record exists in Authentication Manager for each user to whom you want to assign a token.


  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, click the user(s) to whom you want to assign tokens.

  4. From the context menu, under SecurID Tokens, click Assign More.

  5. From the list of available SecurID tokens on the Assign to Users page, select the checkboxes for the tokens that you want to assign. Record which tokens you assign so you can deliver them later.

  6. Click Assign.

After you finish

Add a Software Token Profile