When you apply for a Digital Signature Certificate, (i.e. when you generate your 'Certificate Request'), a unique cryptographic key pair is generated. This key pair, along with your certificate, forms the basis of your digital identity and allows you to digitally sign and encrypt information.

Given the criticality of these cryptographic keys, it is extremely important to store them in a secure location that can be accessed only by you. Controller of Certifying Authorities vide order no CCA/DC(T)/2013 -98 (pt.) dated 25th October 2013 has made it mandatory that no Class 2 or Class 3 DSCs are issued where the key pair is not generated on a FIPS 140-1/2 Level 2 validated hardware Cryptographic Token.

Kyrah Tech promotes the usage of the following token:

  • Aladdin etoken-pro 72k
eToken PRO is a USB-based authenticator that provides strong user authentication and cost-effective password management. With this two-factor authentication token solution, organizations can easily and effectively expand business opportunities by providing secure network access, improve data security through enhanced encryption and digital signing, and reduce costs and vulnerabilities through superior password management.

Highlights of the eToken PRO Authentication Token

Extremely Portable

eToken PRO is a USB device that users can carry with them wherever they go. Digital credentials are securely stored and easily available.

Easy to Use

In order to authenticate with eToken PRO, users simply plug the device into the USB port and enter their eToken password.

Highly Flexible

eToken PRO supports all eToken PKI and password management applications, as well as software development tools for seamless integration with third-party applications. In addition, eToken PRO can be customized to include RFID, logo printing, and unique colors for branding purposes.

Easy to Implement

By supporting industry standard security interfaces and systems, the eToken PRO USB device ensures easy integration with your organization's current infrastructure and security strategy.


The eToken PRO USB device allows strong user authentication and a variety of flexible security solutions without requiring any special readers or complex back-end infrastructure.

Techincal Specifications
Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
For a full list of supported OSs, please see the SafeNet Authentication Client technical specifications.
API & Standards Support PKCS#11 V2.20, MS CryptoAPI and CNG (CSP, KSP), Mac Keychain (TokenD), Java Card 2.2.2, GlobalPlatform Version 2.1.1, PC/SC, X.509 v3 certificate storage, SSL v3, IPSec/IKE
On-Board Security Algorithms RSA 1024-bit / 2048-bit, DES, 3DES, SHA1, ECC p.256/p.394
Security Certifications
  • FIPS 140-2 L2&3 (full device)
  • Common Criteria EAL4/EAL5 (smart card chip and OS for Cardos versions)
  • Common Criteria EAL4+ (smartcard chip for Java versions) (Certifications differ per model; please inquire)
Dimensions 52 x 16 x 8 mm (2.05 x 0.63 x 0.31 inches)
ISO Specification Support Support for ISO 7816-1 to 4 specifications
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)
Humidity Rating 0-100% without condensation
Water Resistance Certification IP X7 – IEC 529
USB Connector USB type A; supports USB 1.1 and 2.0 (full speed and high speed)
Casing Hard molded plastic, tamper evident
Memory Data Retention At least 10 years
Memory Cell Rewrites At least 500,000


  • FIPS 140-2 and 3
  • Common Criteria EAL4+ (smart card chip)
  • Tamper-resistant casing


  • Improves productivity by allowing employees and partners to securely access corporate resources
  • Enables advanced certificate-based applications such as digital signature and pre-boot authentication
  • Enables compliance with security and privacy standards (FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria (CC)
  • Portable USB device: no special reader needed
  • Simple and easy to use – no training or technical know-how needed
  • Expand security applications through on-board Java applets
  • Enhance marketing and branding initiatives with private labelling and color options
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