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Token Security

To keep your tokens secure if another person gets access to your mobile device, you can protect your tokens in the AuthPoint mobile app with a PIN or with biometric protection. From the Token Security page, you can enable PIN and biometric protection, and choose which tokens to protect. Before you can use your protected tokens for authentication with any method, you must unlock them with a PIN or your biometric ID.

When PIN protection is enabled for one or more tokens, you must validate your PIN or a biometric ID (if biometric protection is enabled) to:

  • Unlock your tokens for authentication
  • See the Token Security page
  • Disable PIN protection for a token
  • Disable biometric protection
  • Change your current PIN

PIN Protection

PIN protection is the primary token security method. You create one PIN and choose which tokens to protect with that PIN. When you enable PIN protection, you must type your PIN before you can authenticate with the protected tokens.

Biometric Protection

Biometric protection is another method to unlock protected tokens. When you enable biometric protection, you can use a biometric identifier, such as a fingerprint or your face, to unlock any protected token without the PIN.

Unlike PIN protection, you cannot enable biometric protection for individual tokens. It only functions as another method to unlock PIN-protected tokens. You must have at least one token with PIN protection enabled before you can enable biometric protection.

When you enable PIN protection, you are prompted to enable biometric protection as well.

Unlock Protected Tokens

To unlock your protected tokens, you select one protected token and validate with a biometric ID or your PIN. After you validate, all your protected tokens are unlocked until you close the app or lock your device. You can see your OTPs (one-time passwords) and use the token menu.

See Also

About the AuthPoint Mobile App

About Authentication

Token Management

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