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Setting the authentication key for your Encrypted Wavelength service

The network cards use an authentication key to authenticate each other every time they negotiate a new crypto session key. You can update the shared authentication key for a given card pair as needed (or according to your organization's security policies).

Based on when your circuit was installed, your cards will have a slightly different process for adding an authentication key:

Circuits installed before 12/1/19

To set the authentication key for your Encrypted Wavelength service:

  1. Click the Authentication Key tab.
  1. Type the passwords for both cards.

  2. In the Authentication Key field, type the authentication key you want to use for the service, re-enter the authentication key, then click Submit.

    MyLevel3 sets the authentication key for the service.

Circuits installed after 12/1/19

To set the authentication key for your Encrypted Wavelength service:

  1. Click the Authentication Key tab.
  1. Type the passwords for both cards, then click Initiate.
  1. Type the passwords for both cards again, then click Pair.