Two-factor Authentication (eToken)

Service Description

The eToken is the University of Toronto’s official solution for 2-factor authentication, replacing the previous SecurID card system. The eToken login is the first step in the user authentication process for ROSI and AMS systems.

An eToken is a USB key that plugs into a USB port on a computer (PC or Mac), and holds a security certificate which uniquely identifies an individual. Using eToken authentication requires that the user be issued an eToken and that eToken software be installed on the computer.

On behalf of central Information Technology Services (ITS), the Discovery Commons will issue eTokens and install eToken software for AMS and ROSI account holders in the Faculty of Medicine. The Discovery Commons does NOT issue user accounts in AMS or ROSI systems; information about requesting accounts in these systems can be found at the links provided in the Links section below.

For current SecurID card holders, the Discovery Commons will be loading the eToken software free of charge on all SecurID card holders’ computers before the end of 2014. If your card expires on 31 October 2014 you will be issued an eToken before that date.

Employees who are not currently SecurID card holders must be authorized to be issued an eToken. Please fill out the request form and send it to

Service Charges



  • ITS charges $33/year per active eToken (to be recovered by Discovery Commons)
  • DC charges by the hour (at the Discovery Commons hourly rate) for eToken software installations
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