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Purdue BoilerKey: FAQ

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General Purdue BoilerKey Questions

  1. What is a BoilerKey?
  2. Why are we using the BoilerKey?
  3. What is Two-Factor Authentication?
  4. What if I can't login using the BoilerKey?
  5. Can I log in to the OnePurdue portal with my regular password?
  6. How does the current password policy affect me now that I have a BoilerKey?
  7. What should I do if I lose my BoilerKey?
  8. How do I use a BoilerKey?
  9. What is a BoilerKey code?
  10. What is a Passcode?
  11. What happens if I mis-type the passcode?
  12. How many times can I mistype the passcode?
  13. Why would the system reject my login attempt?
  14. What happens if the number disappears while I am entering it into the application?
  15. What happens if the display includes letters along with numbers?
  16. Can a thief use a stolen BoilerKey?
  17. Can a BoilerKey be opened or tampered with?
  18. Can a defective BoilerKey be replaced?

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