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The Boiler Key is a convenient means of significantly improving the security of protected computer systems. The BoilerKey is a small electronic device that displays a series of six digits that change every sixty seconds. A personal identification number, combined with the six digits, are used in place of a password to gain access to computer applications and systems.

BoilerKeys are provided to Purdue employees for their use when accessing computer systems that contain sensitive or restricted data. The BoilerKey is an implementation of two-factor authentication, a system that requires two forms of verification of identity before a person can access protected computer resources. In addition, codes that are consistently changing and may be used one time only, provide additional layers of security that are capable of resisting many types of malicious attempts to gain access.

To Request Access

Individual BoilerKey User

To request a Purdue BoilerKey, please visit the BoilerKey Self Serve web page. Scroll to the Available BoilerKey Token section and click on the link that states "Request RSA BoilerKey". This will send a request to the BoilerKey administration team to assign you a BoilerKey and send it to you (via campus mail).

Departmental BoilerKey Administrator

Departments that are interested in using Boilerkeys in their area should contact ITaP's Identity and Access Management Office to discuss deployment options. If desired, a departmental administrator can be assigned to assist with deployment and Boilerkey support.

To request access to become a departmental administrator, please complete the following form and return it to the IAMO office via campus mail (at the address on the form):

BoilerKey Administrator Request Form

Important BoilerKey Links

  • Getting Started - How to set up your key to begin using it the first time.

  • BoilerKey Self Serve - The place to go to request a BoilerKey, manage your BoilerKey authentication services, set or re-set your personal identification number (PIN) or to check your BoilerKey.

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Answers to all the questions you have about the BoilerKey

Additional BoilerKey Help

ITaP Customer Support Center
On Campus: 4-4000
Off Campus: 765-494-4000

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