BoilerKey - Two-Factor Authentication Service

The Purdue BoilerKey is a convenient means of significantly improving the security of protected computer systems. Activating 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 -- something that you have and something that you know. 

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At Purdue, these two forms of verification are something you know (career account and either a password or PIN) and something you have (a BoilerKey token or the Duo Mobile application on your smartphone). These two items are used in place of your password alone to gain access to computer applications and systems. 

To Request Access

Individual BoilerKey User

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 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, or resynchronize your BoilerKey.
  • Update Cell Phone - Set up a mobile phone number to allow you to later recover from a lost BoilerKey token.
  • BoilerKey Self-Recovery - Recover from a lost BoilerKey token and set up a new BoilerKey token. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Answers to all the questions you have about the BoilerKey.

Additional BoilerKey Help

For additional assistance with the BoilerKey service, please contact your respective campus.

ITaP Customer Service Center

Purdue Northwest Information Services

PFW Information Technology Services


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