One-Time Password Authentication | Office of Information Technology

One-Time Password Authentication

Last Updated: 09/06/2016


  • Authenticator displaying a new password every 30 seconds
  • Web-interface for login using user name, PIN and one-time password

Related Policies

The Highly Confidential Security Standard (Section 7.c.)


  • Increased security
  • Access to CU-Boulder Research Computing resources (as needed and assigned)


  • One-Time Password (OTP) is currently provided to previously-identified individuals as a common-good which means there is no direct cost to you or your department if part of this group.

Who can get it

  • OTP is currently available for research staff and faculty with permission to access the CU Research Computing resources.
  • If you are interested in using a two-factor authentication system like one-time password, please contact the IT Service Center.

How to get it

  • Order an Authenticator
  •  Pick up your Authenticator
    • Pick up your authenticator at the IT Service Center. Please remember to bring a Picture ID when you pick up your key.
    • If you cannot pick up your authenticator in person, contact the IT Service Center to make special arrangements.
    • Customers should contact the IT Service Center to deactivate their authenticator if they leave CU-Boulder or will no longer use the service. Authenticators can be returned to the IT Service Center.