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Using a BC Token

A BC Token is a small device that makes it secure to log in with a username and password.


Why you need to use a token

You only need a BC Token if you want to log in with a username and password. You don't need one if you use the BC Services Card app.

The token adds an extra layer of protection to your username and password.

It requires 2 things to verify your identity when you log in:

  1. Your username and password
  2. A one-time code provided by the BC Token device

This is called two-factor authentication. It protects your identity online by double checking that it's really you. It keeps your account safe if your password gets hacked, guessed or phished.

A BC Token is assigned to you. Each person gets their own. It can't be shared with others.

Who can get a token

It's only available to use with the following services:

    You can get a BC Token if you want to log in to one of these services with a username and password. For other services, you need to log in with the BC Services Card app.

    How to use a token to log in

    1. Go to a website and choose to log in with BC Services Card
    2. Enter your username and password – your username is usually your email address
    3. Turn on your token and enter the one-time code

    The token will display a new code every 60 seconds. The codes are only used once. You don't need to remember them.