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Set Up a SecurID PIN and Log in to Servers

This article applies to: Managing Vendors and Consultants


One-time codes for two-factor authentication can be generated from hardware or software keyfobs.

Step-by-step instructions for generating one-time codes are supplied here for iPhones and Android phones but not for Blackberry, Windows, or other smartphones. Consultants who need assistance with these should notify their Cornell contact who will arrange for direct support. Step-by-step instructions for generating one-time codes with hardware key fobs also are supplied here.

Read an overview about two-factor authentication.

Task responsibility

Task details

Consultant

If using a smartphone:

Download the RSA SecurID app, retrieve a necessary password and soft token, create a PIN and log into servers using two-factor authentication by selecting and following the appropriate instructions.

The instructions require a password and a soft token. These are sent to you by Cornell Systems Support after your Cornell contact completes Step 4: Prepare for two-factor authentication. Have the password and soft token available before starting the procedures.

If using a hardware key fob:

Create a PIN and log into servers using two-factor authentication by selecting and following the appropriate instructions.

Notes:

Consultant

  • If you have difficulty or have a smartphone not addressed in the instructions, notify your Cornell contact.

  • If your smartphone or hardware key fob is stolen or lost, notify your Cornell contact immediately to have your soft token disabled or your hardware key fob deactivated.

  • Review Security Precautions for Mobile Handheld Devices.

 

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