Add a New User

This detail page provides information about user account management. Important: If AD Synchronization is deployed, any users added manually through the web UI must be added to the exclusion list or they will be automatically deleted after the next sync interval. When adding a new user, you will have access to these settings: User name – […]

User Authentication

A user name and passcode are required to log in to a HOTPin-protected network from a remote user device (for example, PC’s or mobile phones). Each user has a unique token key and an incrementing counter to create the OTP used in a passcode. Security is increased because while the OTP is specific to the […]

Alert Email

Use the Alert Email function to allow/disallow HOTPin to send system alert messages through a network SMTP server to addresses you specify. SMTP is required to use the Alert Email function. Note: Alert Email is an optional configuration. Access the screen through the web UI at Maintenance|Alerting|Alert Email. Use the following information to configure alert email: […]

Administrator Password

The Administrator Password screen allows you to change the local administrator account password. It does not provide access to change passwords for members of the local Administrators group. Domain users are not allowed to change the administrator account password. Access the screen through the web UI at Start|Quick Setup|Administrator Password. To change the administrator account password: […]


The dashboard provides an overview of authentication information and server performance details to help monitor your HOTPin deployment. Dashboard information includes the following tools: HOTPin tab – display is optional; view authentication statistics. Performance Monitor tab – display is optional; view system resource and disk information. Settings tab – set dashboard appearance and display options. Access the screen […]


The Reports screen provides both viewing and download options for HOTPin reports. Access the screen through the web UI at HOTPin|Reports. To view a report: Expand a folder list in the left pane. Note: If you can’t see the left pane, click the button on the left margin. A right-pointing triangle indicates the pane is collapsed. […]

Event Log

The Event Log records HOTPin system management and user authentication events. Access the screen through the web UI at HOTPin|Event Log. Log information includes: Level – classification are as follows: Information Warning Error Date Message – provides a brief description of the event. Event ID HOTPin User – lists the user account name associated with the event. Computer – lists […]


HOTPin maintains a database of user information used for authentication. This information is accessed through the HOTPin Users menu. Each user has associated information such as login name, email address and token key. Users can be added manually, or they can be imported from sources like Active Directory® (AD) or a text file. Notes: In AD […]

Configure HOTPin Two-Factor Authentication Users with Yubikey

The following instructions explain how to enable YubiKey® external token keys in the HOTPin system. First, you will use the Celestix PSKC utility to create a file that contains data for the YubiKey tokens you want to add to HOTPin. Next, you will use HOTPin’s administrative web UI to import the PSKC file. Lastly, you […]