How do I initialise and personalise my iKey USB token?
New iKeys must be initialized before keys, certificates, or other items may be stored on them. The initialization process also removes existing items from the iKey, leaving only the serial number and the token label intact. Initialization can also be used to unlock a blocked iKey.
Warning! Do not perform this process once you have personalised your iKey. Initialization removes all information except the serial number and the token label. All your certificates and keys are destroyed and your administrator will need to replace your certificates for you.
To initialise a token using CIP utilities:
Before you can use the iKey, you should personalise it by changing the pass phrase, selecting a new token label, and setting the iKey’s inactivity timer.
Changing the iKey’s Pass Phrase
The iKey pass phrase is used to protect and activate your iKey. You can change your pass phrase at any time.
Be careful when typing your old pass phrase, because entering the wrong pass phrase too many times will result in your iKey becoming permanently blocked.
Note: You can also use the seperate Pass Phrase Utility to change your token passphrase.
Changing the iKey’s Token Label
The token label is a user-friendly label used to identify the iKey. If no label has been assigned to the iKey, this field defaults to the iKey serial number.
Setting the Inactivity Timer
The inactivity timer allows you to configure how long the application being used with the iKey can remain idle before it automatically logs off from the iKey. Note: CIP Utilities does not enforce the inactivity timer. The timer is used only by applications using the CSP (typically Microsoft applications such as Outlook or Internet Explorer).