The most common way to authenticate with BlastShield™ is to use the Mobile Authenticator app installed on a mobile device with biometrics. If you do not have access to a mobile device with biometric support (fingerprint recognition or face-ID) then you may alternatively use a FIDO2 compliant key to authenticate.
Here, we explain how to register a FIDO2 Key, set the secret access PIN, and register with the BlastShield™ network using the provided invitation file.
Please ensure you have your FIDO2 key available for this step. This example uses a Yubikey, and the following activation steps summarize the Yubikey activation process. For other key vendors, please consult with BlastWave for vendor compatibility and activation instructions.
To begin the activation process you will need to download and install the Yubikey Manager to your computer. You can download the Yubikey Manager here.
Once you have downloaded and installed the Yubikey Manager perform the following activations steps.
At this point you have activated your FIDO2 key and have assigned a PIN. You will use this PIN to register your key to the BlastShield™ network, and to login to the BlastShield™ network in the future.
Note: this step requires three items to complete the registration and initial login to BlastShield™:
Once you have downloaded the BlastShield™ Client App perform the following steps:
At this point you have registered your FIDO2 key to the network, and are signed in to the BlastShield™ network.
Note: The BlastShield™ Desktop app must remain running while you are connected to the network.