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A Network Access Token is a combination of username and password that you can use to connect to the eduroam Wi-Fi network or the UIS Virtual Private Network.

University staff and students can create new tokens and manage their existing tokens via the UIS Network Access Tokens website:

https://tokens.uis.cam.ac.uk
 

Creating separate tokens for each device

You need to create a separate token for each of your devices, which is much more convenient and flexible. In the past, if you lost one device with a token installed on it, like your phone or laptop, you'd have to cancel the old token, get a new one and then update all of your devices to use the new token. Now you can generate a token for each device and manage them in an easy-to-use web interface.

Creating a new token

Each token has a unique username, made up of your CRSid and a short name chosen by you. The short name can be up to 20 lowercase letters and numbers – for example, "laptop2" or "iphone".

1 New token

To create a new token, enter your choice of short name in the ‘Username’ box. You can also add a longer description to help you remember what you’re using the token for – for example, “Work laptop” or “My personal iphone”. Click ‘Create’.

Your new token’s username and a randomly generated password will be displayed. Use these to set up your device or VPN connection. We recommend typing usernames and passwords rather than copying and pasting them because browsers sometimes add extra spaces to the end of the copied text, which results in an error when you paste them. 

Note that, for security purposes, the password will only be displayed once – so make sure you only create tokens when you are ready to use them.

2 New token part 2

Once you have used it, click 'Done' to be returned to the token management page.

Managing your tokens

A list of your tokens is displayed in a table below the 'Create a new token' section. It shows the username, description and status of each token.

3 Managing tokens

You can reset, temporarily suspend or permanently delete your tokens by clicking the buttons in this table.

'Reset' creates a new randomly generated password for a token. You might use this when you think someone else may have obtained your password or when you've reset a device and need to enter a username and password again.

'Suspend' temporarily disables a token. This will prevent anyone from using it to log in, but it won't log out someone who is logged in already.

'Delete' permanently deletes a token. Any device that was using this token won't be able to connect until you create a new token for it. Don't worry – you'll be asked if you're sure before the token is deleted.
 

Any queries?

If you have any queries, please contact the UIS Service Desk.

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