Terminology Changes

Though RSA is introducing a new consistent terminology across all products and platforms, Authentication Manager will continue to use the old terminologies. Refer to the table below to understand the terminology differences between Authentication Manger and other RSA products, such as RSA Cloud Authentication Service, RSA hardware or software authenticators, and RSA Authentication Agents.

Old Terminology

(Authentication Manager)

New Terminology

(Cloud Authentication Service, RSA Authentication Agents, RSA Authenticators)

Token OTP Credential SecurID OTP Credential
Authenticator For example, hardware or software tokens are now Hardware Authenticator or SecurID Authenticator.
Tokencode OTP Examples are SecurID OTP, SMS OTP, Voice OTP
Access Code Emergency Access Code
SecurID Authenticate App SecurID Authenticator SecurID Authenticator for mobile or desktop
Device Authenticator

For example, ‘Register a device’ is now ‘Register an authenticator’.

The authenticator can be either hardware or software.