Token installation

How to install your token software

  1. Token software installation
  2. Verify your software
  3. How to reinstall the 3SKey certificate on a new system?

Token software installation

The SWIFT 3Skey token management portal requires you to install the SWIFT Token Client and SConnect in order to activate and manage your tokens. Your signature or treasury application may have additional requirements, kindly liaise with the service provider of your application for more information.

Please accept the terms and conditions and refer to the installation steps below.

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 the "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.

Instructions for Windows

  1. Ensure that no 3SKey token is plugged in and that you have administrator rights on your computer
  2. Download and install the SWIFT Token Client

    • Double-click the zip file that you downloaded to open it, and double-click 3SKey_token_install.exe to start the installation
    • Should you encounter difficulties move 3SKey_token_install.exe on your desktop, right-click the file and click "Run as administrator"
  3. Login to the 3SKey portal, or Click on the Install SConnect button below, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the SConnect browser extension.

    Please refer to How to install SConnect for more information. The Install SConnect button installs SConnect 2.13. Logging it to the 3SKey portal installs SConnect 2.10 if SConnect 2.13 is not installed already.

  4. Note : Your signature application or portal might still require Java, please contact your provider for more information.

Instructions 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. Please refer to Installation and support for Mac OS.


Verify your token software

The token software consists of 2 components:

  • SWIFT Token Client (which includes the Swift Token Client and the Safenet Authentication Client)
  • Sconnect

You can verify the installation of these 2 components as per the steps below.

SWIFT Token Client

You can verify that the SWIFT Token software is started successfully by validating the presence of the SafeNet icon in the Taskbar (bottom right, next to the clock).


You can verify the version of the SWIFT Token software currently installed on your PC following the below procedure:

  • Click on Start, Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features
  • Scroll down the list and find SafeNet Authentication Client and SWIFT Token Client
  • The column Version will return the currently installed version




Run the SelfTest in the Start menu > All Programs > Swift Token Client. The results will appear after a few seconds. If the version of SWIFT Token Client is 4.1.0 and Safenet Authentication Client is 10.7.167 then you are running the latest version of the 3SKey software.


You can verify that Sconnect is installed successfully by validating the presence of the SConnect icon in the Command bar of your browser.

Click on the SConnect icon then on the Settings icon on the top right.

Click on About and verify that the extension version is at least

Click on AddOns and verify that the PKCS11 and WebSigner add-ons are present.

If the version of SConnect or of the add-ons is not correct please uninstall then reinstall SConnect. Uninstall SConnect Host from the list of installed programs and remove the extension from your browser's Extensions or Add-ons page. You can find complete uninstall instructions here. Then follow the installation instructions above.


How to reinstall the 3SKey certificate on a new system?

To use your 3SKey certificate on a different system you simply need to reinstall the 3SKey software.

Once the software is installed and your token has already been activated and registered with your bank(s) then the certificate will be detected when the token is plugged in.

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