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Scenarios for Choosing Software or Hardware Token for Admin VPN

Use examples of real situations to help choose between a software and a hardware token (fob).

Scenario 1: A Single Faculty/Staff on a Single UB-Owned Computer in a Single Location

If the faculty/staff member is working on a single UB-owned computer in a single work location, then a software token is most appropriate.

Scenario 2: A Single Faculty/Staff on Multiple UB-Owned Computers in Multiple Locations (one user only)

If the faculty/staff member is working on multiple computers in multiple locations but is the only faculty/staff member using those computers, then a software token is most appropriate. Note: The staff issuing the token need to be notified at the time that the token will be used on multiple computers.

Scenario 3: Multiple Faculty/Staff on a Single UB-Owned Computer in a Single Location

If multiple faculty/staff members are working on a single UB-owned computer in a single work location, then multiple software tokens or fobs are required.

Scenario 4: A Single Faculty/Staff on Multiple UB-Owned Computers in Multiple Locations

If the faculty/staff member is working on multiple UB-owned computers in multiple locations, then a fob is preferable.

Scenario 5: Faculty/Staff on a Non-UB-Owned Computer

If the faculty/staff member is working on a non-UB-owned computer, then a fob is required.

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