Configure Windows Logon

Allow users to log on to Windows using either RSA or Microsoft authentication methods.

RSA authentication supports logging on with RSA SecurID or smart cards that store user passwords.

Microsoft authentication supports logging on with passwords or smart cards that contain a digital certificate. Microsoft smart card logon (with a digital certificate) requires additonal software to access the smart card, such as RSA Authentication Client.


Supported on: Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server.

Select disconnected and/or connected methods.

Logon Methods


  1. Password or Certificate (Microsoft)
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\RSA\RSA Desktop\GINA Options
    Value NameRSAGinaPolicy
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Password or RSA Smart Card
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\RSA\RSA Desktop\GINA Options
    Value NameRSAGinaPolicy
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. RSA Smart Card (only)
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\RSA\RSA Desktop\GINA Options
    Value NameRSAGinaPolicy
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. SecurID or Certificate
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\RSA\RSA Desktop\GINA Options
    Value NameRSAGinaPolicy
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  5. SecurID or Connected SecurID
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\RSA\RSA Desktop\GINA Options
    Value NameRSAGinaPolicy
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  6. SecurID or RSA Smart Card
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\RSA\RSA Desktop\GINA Options
    Value NameRSAGinaPolicy
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5


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