The SafeNet Authentication client (SAC) must be installed on all Linux desktop computers on which the eToken will be used. This document describes the procedure for installing and configuring the Linux client.

Desktop Installation and Configuration:

  1. The SAC is packaged in Redhat and Debian package formats and can be downloaded from or (student access)
  2. Once installed, a SAC icon indicates the client is running.


  • Insert an eToken into a USB port. Right click on the SAC icon and select ‘Tools’ for a GUI which shows the contents of the eToken.
  • Select ‘Change password’ to change an eToken password.