UVa Identity Token Authentication
Verifying Your Identity with a UVa Identity Token
Feb. 24, 2012: ITS is changing the name of the “ITS Two-Factor Identity Token” (“ITS Token”) to “UVa Identity Token”. This better reflects the device’s use — to protect UVa institutional data.
What is a UVa Identity Token?
The UVa Identity Token is a secure USB authentication device. Servers and services accessed with a UVa Identity Token house a wide variety of sensitive and privileged data. For that reason, two-factor authentication is required for access to the system. The two factors used are:
- possession of a hardware identity device (a UVa Identity Token) and
- knowledge of the password for the device.
Who Needs a UVa Identity Token?
Anyone with proper authorization to use a system that requires this level of security for access needs a UVa Identity Token. These systems include:
- Network Management
- Oracle Special Services
- JointVPN Users, which includes access to:
- the Integrated System (for some Oracle Responsibilities)
- the Clinical Subnet
- the Student Information System (SIS)
- the Document Imaging System (DIS)
- certain Departmental Servers
Obtaining a UVa Identity Token
If you will need a UVa Identity Token to access systems or services that use Token authentication and your department has an LSP (Local Support Partner), please contact your LSP, who will submit the request for you. If you do not have a departmental LSP, you may request a token online.
Supported Operating Systems
See UVa Identity Token Installation Instructions for a table of supported platforms and operating systems.