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Arculix Device Trust end user guide

This topic describes how Arculix Device Trust works on your workstation and the various authentication methods for workstation access. We'll provide an overview of the available multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods, which include push, SMS, email, and biometrics.

You might ask, what is Device Trust? Arculix Device Trust is an application your organization has installed on your workstation that allows you to authenticate or deny access to your workstation using the Arculix Mobile app.

Depending on how your organization configures Device Trust in Arculix, you can have passwordless access to your workstation by simply accepting a push notification request in the Arculix Mobile app.

Other ways of authenticating access, locking, and logging out of your workstation are described in this topic.

Prerequisites

  • Arculix Mobile app installed on your mobile device and registered with Arculix via an email account.

  • Arculix Device Trust installed on your workstation. This is usually done by your IT administrator.

Pairing your workstation

Pair your workstation online

After Device Trust is installed on your machine, you will need to pair your workstation to your account using the Arculix Mobile app.

If your workstation is offline, see Pair your workstation offline.

  1. Log in to your workstation with your password.

  2. Using the Arculix Mobile app, scan the QR code shown on your workstation screen.

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Pair your workstation offline

If your workstation is offline, you can still pair your workstation to your account using the Arculix Mobile app.

  1. Log in to your workstation with your password.

  2. Using the Arculix Mobile app, scan the QR code shown on your workstation screen.

  3. In the Arculix Mobile app, go to Workstations.

  4. Find the workstation name you are pairing and tap it to reveal the TOTP.

  5. On the workstation, enter the TOTP.

    The Device Trust MFA dialog appears.

  6. Click More Options and enter the TOTP to log in.

Unpair your workstation

You can unpair your workstation from the Arculix Mobile app.

  1. Before you begin, make sure you are logged in to your workstation and it is unlocked.

  2. Open the Arculix Mobile app and find your workstation.

  3. Tap the gear icon and tap Unpair.

  4. Verify the following:

    • Workstation is removed from the Arculix Mobile app.

    • You are redirected to the login screen if you are currently logged in to your workstation.

Arculix Device Trust screenshots

Push to Mobile. The following screenshot is an example of the Arculix Device Trust screen on a workstation. Depending on your organization settings, it might automatically send a push notification to your Arculix Mobile app, or you will need to click Push to Mobile to send a push notification to your Arculix Mobile app.

Device Trust login screen, sent push notification

More Options. To log in another way, click More Options. The following Arculix Device Trust screen shows other login methods like the following:

  • Password or Code. Enter your password or the offline code from your Arculix Mobile app.

  • SMS Code. Click to send a passcode in a text message to your mobile device.

  • Email Code. Click to send a passcode to your email.

Device Trust screen, show MFA methods

Login methods

Push notification

Use a push notification to authenticate access to your workstation.

  1. On the Arculix Device Trust screen, click Push to Mobile.

    Alternatively, your organization settings might have auto-push enabled, so it automatically sends a push notification.

  2. In the Arculix Mobile app, Accept the notification request to access to your workstation.

  3. Verify that you are logged in.

Lock

Remotely lock your workstation using the Arculix Mobile app.

  1. Before you begin, make sure the workstation is unlocked.

  2. In the Arculix Mobile app, go to Workstations.

  3. Find your workstation and tap the workstation name.

  4. Tap Lock.

Logout

Remotely logout of your workstation using the Arculix Mobile app.

  1. Before you begin, make sure the workstation is unlocked.

  2. In the Arculix Mobile app, go to Workstations.

  3. Find your workstation and tap the workstation name.

  4. Tap Log Out.

Offline login when Arculix Mobile is online

Use offline code login to your workstation, and when Arculix Mobile is online. The offline code is a time-based one-time passcode (TOTP).

  1. Log in to your workstation and click More Options.

  2. In the Arculix Mobile app, tap Workstations.

  3. Tap the workstation name in the list to reveal the offline code.

  4. On the workstation screen, in the Device Trust offline code field, enter the offline code.

Offline login when Arculix Mobile is offline

Use offline code login to your workstation, and when Arculix Mobile is offline. That is, your mobile device is in airplane mode, or there is no network connection on your mobile device. The offline code is a time-based one-time passcode (TOTP).

  1. In the Arculix Mobile app, tap Open Offline Authentication.

    Arculix Mobile app offline mode
  2. Find the workstation in the list and view the offline code.

  3. On the workstation screen, in the Device Trust offline code field, enter the offline code.

Auto-accept next workstation login attempt

Quickly unlock your workstation and log in without needing to complete any form of MFA.

  1. On your mobile device, go to the home screen where the Arculix Mobile app icon exists.

  2. Press and hold the Arculix Mobile app icon for a few seconds until a list of shortcuts appear.

  3. Tap Unlock Workstation (once).

  4. You should be able to log in to your workstation without needing to complete any form of MFA.

Passwordless

Use a passwordless login to your workstation.

  1. Log in to your workstation, on the Device Trust screen, select the Go Passwordless check box.

  2. Complete the log in to your workstation.

Security key

Use a security key to access your workstation.

  1. Make sure you have a FIDO2-compliant security key (like YubiKey) set up and connected to your workstation.

    If you are using a YubiKey 5 series with OTP support, be careful NOT to touch the key button before starting the registration process.

  2. Lock or log out of the workstation and log in again.

  3. On the Device Trust screen, click More Options and then Register Security Key.

  4. Approve the push request in Arculix Mobile to change settings.

  5. You will be prompted to complete a user gesture in any of the following ways:

    • If your security key supports a biometric fingerprint, make sure you complete the user gesture by touching the security key with the correct finger.

    • Again, if you are using a YubiKey 5 series with OTP support, be careful NOT to touch the key button before starting the registration process. Wait until you are prompted to proceed with the touch gesture.

Notes about security key notes

Security keys with PIN set up are supported.

YubiKey limitations:

  • You must register and pair the YubiKey for each workstation (it is paired by workstation, not by user account).

    For example, you can have one YubiKey and two workstations. You register and pair the one YubiKey to each workstation. You cannot use two YubiKeys on one workstation.

  • One-time passcode (OTP) slots on the security key must be blank.

You can use other available authenticators like RFID and Bluetooth (BLE) tap to unlock / lock a workstation.

Email

Use a passcode sent to your email to log in to your workstation.

  1. Log in to your workstation, on the Device Trust screen, click More Options and select Email.

  2. Enter the code you received in your email.

SMS

Use a passcode sent to your SMS to log in to your workstation.

  1. In the Arculix Mobile app, go to your user profile and verify that you have a phone number associated with your account . If not, add a phone number.

  2. Log in to your workstation, on the Device Trust screen, click More Options and select SMS.

  3. Enter the code you received by SMS.

Password

Login to your workstation with a password.

  1. Log in to your workstation, on the Device Trust screen, click More Options.

  2. Enter your password and complete the log in to your workstation.

Biometric fingerprint (Windows)

Use a biometric fingerprint to authenticate access to your workstation.

  1. Make sure you have biometrics with a fingerprint properly configured in Windows Hello.

  2. Log in to your workstation and use the fingerprint scanner to authenticate.

Biometric face (Windows)

Use a biometric face ID to authenticate access to your workstation.

  1. Make sure you have biometrics with facial recognition properly configured in Windows Hello.

  2. Log in to your workstation and use facial recognition to authenticate.

RFID badge

Use an RFID badge to authenticate access to your workstation.

  1. Verify that you have a RFID badge reader configured and plugged in to the workstation.

  2. On the workstation Device Trust screen, click Register Badge.

    This will send a Change Settings push notification to Arculix Mobile.

  3. Accept the Change Settings request.

  4. Tap your badge to the RFID badge reader to complete the set up process and log in.

  5. While logged in, tap your badge to the RFID badge reader to lock your workstation.

QR code over Bluetooth

Scan a QR code on the workstation screen to login.

  1. Log in to your paired workstation with your mobile device near the workstation for the Bluetooth signal.

  2. Use Arculix Mobile to scan the QR code on the workstation Device Trust screen.

Use biometrics in Arculix Mobile

In this mode, you'll be forced to use biometeric verification before you can complete the MFA request.

  1. In the Arculix Mobile app, go to Settings.

  2. Tap the App Lock setting and follow the prompts to set up Passcode (PIN) and Face ID.

  3. Log in to your workstation, click Push to Mobile.

  4. In the Arculix Mobile app, accept the notification request, and use biometric verification on your mobile device to complete MFA.