BoilerKey - Two-Factor Authentication Service

The Purdue BoilerKey is a convenient means of significantly improving the security of protected computer systems. 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. 

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 an application on your mobile phone). These two items are used in place of your password alone to gain access to computer applications and systems. 

The BoilerKey comes in two forms, one of which is a small electronic device (known as a hard token) that displays a series of six digits when activated and the other is an application for your smartphone (known as a soft token) that displays the six digit code.

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.
  • 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 

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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