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Getting started: Users
Start using the SWIFT Secure Signature Key
If you are an end-user and have received your 3SKey token and its activation password from your 3SKey administrator, then proceed with the following steps.
If you are a designated 3SKey administrator, please click here.
How to set up and activate 3SKey tokens:
You have received a 3SKey token and default password from your administrator.
Please make sure your machine is correctly configured. Refer to the page Verify the configuration of Java and Internet Explorer.
Install the 3SKey software
The provision and use of the 3SKey solution are governed by the 3SKey Terms and Conditions. Always refer to the latest available version on SWIFT Contracts.
For more information about the features and functions of the 3SKey solution, and your roles and responsibilities as a 3SKey user or 3SKey subscriber or those of SWIFT as the provider of the 3SKey solution, regularly check the latest available version of the 3SKey Service Description on Documentation.
Important: the provision and use of 3SKey tokens are subject to United States export restrictions and other sanction programmes. Persons located in or from Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Sudan or Syria, and persons identified on US government or EU 'denied party' or specifically designated nationals lists, are not permitted to possess or use 3SKey tokens.
Click here to accept the 3SKey Terms and Conditions referred to above.
By accepting, you also represent and warrant to SWIFT that you are not subject to any of the export restrictions and other sanction programmes that would prohibit your possession or use of the 3SKey tokens. Then click Continue.
(if your system administrator didn’t already install the software on your machine)
Note: If you encounter issues during installation, please check the steps described here
Support for MAC OS: the use of 3SKey tokens has been qualified on MAC OS. The support is limited to using 3SKey tokens on a MAC for signing transactions. The token management, including the activation, on the 3SKey portal must be done from a PC.
Activate your 3SKey Token
1. Insert your token into a USB port.
2. Log inGo to http://www.3skey.com and click Login.
During this procedure, you will be prompted three times to enter the default password provided by your administrator.
Your Unique ID appears (for example, corp12345678). When the token has been activated, it must be registered with each bank with which you have a relationship.
3. Follow the instructionsFollow the instructions on the screen, without removing the token from the USB port.
Do not remove the token from the USB port during this procedure. Ensure you complete each step in less than 5 minutes. If your connection remains inactive for more than 5 minutes, you will be disconnected from the portal for security reasons.
4. Is your token correctly prepared by your administrator?If the following window appears when you start the activation process, then your token was not properly prepared by your administrator. You must contact your token administrator who will add it to his user list.
5. Accept the general conditionsIf the token has been correctly prepared by the administrator, then the following window appears after you have accepted the general conditions. Click "Next".
6. Choose a new personal password.Important!
Be sure you store the password safely. If the password is lost or if the token is locked after entering five consecutive incorrect passwords, then the token can only be reset with the help of your administrator.
7. Download the security code.
The security code is generated automatically during token activation and allows the transfer of the Unique ID to a new token which avoids the need to re-register with the banks with which you have a relationship.
Be sure you store the secure code safely. If the password or token is lost, then you need the secure code in order to reset or recover the token
8. Activation is completeWhen activation of the token is complete, the following screen appears:
Attention: The following screen is not showing the correct token information due to a bug in the portal. Please refer to the "Key information" section, after authenticating to the portal with your token.
The token is now activated.
Register your token with your bank
Register your token with your bank. If you have questions about the registration, please contact your bank.