The eToken initialization option restores an eToken to its initial state. It removes all objects stored on the eToken since manufacture, frees up memory, and resets the eToken password, allowing administrators to initialize the eToken according to specific organizational requirements or security modes.
Initializing an eToken is useful, for example, after an employee has left a company. It completely removes the employee’s individual certificates and other personal data from the eToken, preparing it to be used by another employee.
The following data is initialized:
Administrator password (optional)
Maximum number of logon failures allowed (for user and administrator passwords)
Requirement to change the password on the first logon
The initialization process loads the Aladdin eToken file system on the eToken.
Using customizable parameters, you can select specific parameters that will apply to certain tokens. These parameters may be necessary if you wish to use the eToken for specific applications or if you require a specific user or administrator password on all the tokens in the organization.
Initializing an eToken