Logging in with a hardware token with a PINpad

You can log in to IBM® OpenSSH with a valid PIN. This use case requires a hardware token with a PINpad.


Perform the following steps:

  1. Open an OpenSSH utility connection to the z/OS® system. Consider the following examples:
    ssh user-name@your-host
    scp files.txt user-name@your-host:/home/user-name
    You are prompted for the password.
  2. Enter your PIN in the SecurID token and generate a passcode.
  3. Enter the 6- to 8-digit passcode displayed by the SecurID token in the password field.
  4. Press Enter.
    If successful, the OpenSSH command succeeds.