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To enable your CRYPTOCard keypad, which will allow you to log in to UCAR resources, you first need to complete the acknowledgement form and fax it to 303-497-1840. You will be called with your personal identification number (PIN) within two business days.
When you receive your PIN, follow these steps to enable the keypad:
To log in to a CISL system—Yellowstone, in this example—use the ssh command and your UCAR username as shown.
ssh -X -l username yellowstone.ucar.edu
Your screen will display a response similar to “Token_Response.”
To enter a token response:
You may open more than one login session, but you must complete the authentication process for each session before opening another one.
If you have reason to believe someone might have learned your PIN, or your local computer has been infected by a virus or malware, change your PIN by following this procedure:
Here are some tips for taking proper care of this electronic device.
If you lose or damage your keypad, contact the CISL Help Desk about buying a new one. The replacement cost is $67.00, which can be paid by credit card on the UCAR Payment Web Site or billed to your NCAR project or university lead user.
You can exchange a CRYPTOCard for a YubiKey authentication token. Include a note with your name and return address and state that you want to swap for a YubiKey. Send the CRYPTOCard via black bag (for Boulder employees) to ML, Computer Room, x2400. For those outside of Boulder, mail the CRYPTOCard to:
UCAR Shipping and Receiving
c/o Computer Room Mesa Lab
3090 Center Green Drive
Boulder CO, 80301
If you simply forget to bring your keypad along with you (to an out-of-town meeting, for example), contact the CISL Help Desk to arrange for temporary access.