Unable to add or activate VIP hard tokens


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VIP Service


Adding a hard token credential to a user results in error: "Invalid credential ID. Please try another credential".


To ensure the safety of VIP tokens, Symantec binds the token to an organization prior to shipment. Bound tokens can be assigned to users and activated. Tokens cannot be used until they are bound. 

Note: Mobile and Desktop (soft) tokens can be assigned to a user as soon as the credential ID is generated during the initial launch.  


Test the token(s) in the VIP test portal. If the credential ID is accepted and you are prompted for a security code, the token is bound. If you receive an 'invalid credential ID' error, contact your VIP helpdesk for assistance. (If you are the VIP administrator for your organization, please contact VIP support.)