Steps to transfer or reset an AuthAnvil SoftToken

Important: With Apple's release of iOS 11 (64-bit), your existing AuthAnvil SoftToken (32-bit) will not work on any Apple devices running iOS 11 or higher.

AuthAnvil On-Prem customers who were using the SoftToken application should upgrade to the full AuthAnvil Authenticator application prior to their users upgrading to iOS 11. 

To perform this upgrade migration from AuthAnvil SoftToken to AuthAnvil Authenticator, it is necessary to reassign your users’ existing tokens. 

Please Note: You must perform both steps – referencing the links above – to successfully migrate apps and ensure compatibility with iOS 11.



When transferring a SoftToken to a new device, or resetting it to for the same device, trying to reactivate a SoftToken by putting in the Serial Number and Activation PIN displays an error:

Activation failure.
The serial number has already been activated on another mobile device.


The SoftToken has already been issued to a device, and has been marked as "Enabled" in our SoftToken Activation server.

During activation of a SoftToken, the application reaches out to Scorpion Software's server to get the necessary codes for generating One Time Passwords (OTPs). To prevent the Serial Number and Activation PIN from being reused by a third party, the first device activation marks a Serial Number as "Enabled" in our system. Whenever a Serial Number is being activated and the app shows the error message above, this means the Serial Number needs to be reset.



SoftTokens can be reset and re-issued to new users/devices, but the tool needs to be used with caution, as it allows the potential for two devices to be generating the same OTPs. So, make sure that you know what happened to the old SoftToken before you re-issue the key.

The SoftToken must be explicitly reset through the Customer Portal 
For a quick video showing how to reset a SoftToken, watch the video below.

Note: The SoftToken will need to be unassigned from the 2FA Standard User account and then reassigned once it is reset.

For help managing the 2FA Standard user and assigning tokens please see this Article


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