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Setting the authentication key for Encrypted Wavelength

The network cards use an authentication key to authenticate each other every time they negotiate a new crypto session key. You can update the shared authentication key for a given card pair as needed (or according to your organization's security policies).

  • If your service was installed before December 1, 2019, use the first set of instructions.

  • If your service was installed after December 1, 2019, use the second set of instructions.

Circuits installed before 12/1/19

To set the authentication key for Encrypted Wavelength:

  1. Click Services, then click Network, Security, and Communications.

    Control Center shows a list of all services assigned to the billing accounts under the enterprise ID.
Network, Security, and Communications
  1. Search for the Encrypted Wavelength service you want to work with. (In the Product column, look for Wavelength—Encrypted.) When you find the service you want to work with, click the hyperlinked service ID or click the icon (in the Actions column), then click View Details.

    Control Center shows details for the service you selected.
Service Details (showing Encrypted Wavelength service detail)
  1. Click Encryption Waves.

    Control Center shows information for the Encrypted Wavelength service such as the location of the two cards, bandwidth for the service, and whether the service is protected or unprotected.

    • If the service is unprotected, you see one path: Work.

    • If the service is protected, you'll see two paths: Work and Protect.
Encryption Management (showing Manage Passwords tab)
  1. Click the Authentication Key tab.
Encryption Management (showing Authentication Key tab)
  1. Type the passwords for both cards.
  1. In the Authentication Key field, type the authentication key you want to use for the service, re-enter the authentication key, then click Submit.

    Control Center sets the authentication key for the service.

Circuits installed after 12/1/19

To set the authentication key for Encrypted Wavelength:

  1. Click Services, then click Network, Security, and Communications.

    Control Center shows a list of all services assigned to the billing accounts under the enterprise ID.
Network, Security, and Communications
  1. Search for the Encrypted Wavelength service you want to work with. (In the Product column, look for Wavelength—Encrypted.) When you find the service you want to work with, click the hyperlinked service ID or click the icon (in the Actions column), then click View Details.

    Control Center shows details for the service you selected.
Service Details (showing Encrypted Wavelength service detail)
  1. Click Encryption Waves.

    Control Center shows information for the Encrypted Wavelength service such as the location of the two cards, bandwidth for the service, and whether the service is protected or unprotected.

    • If the service is unprotected, you see one path: Work.

    • If the service is protected, you'll see two paths: Work and Protect.
Encryption Management (showing Manage Passwords tab)
  1. Click the Authentication Key tab.
Encryption Management (showing Authentication Key tab)
  1. Type the passwords for both cards, then click Initiate.
Encryption Management (showing Authentication Key tab after clicking Initiate)
  1. Type the passwords for both cards again, then click Pair.
Encryption Management (showing Authentication Key tab after clicking Pair)