Initialize Safenet eToken 5110 CC (940) for EV Codesigning Certificates

Feb 22, 2024

Initialize Safenet eToken 5110 CC (940) for EV Codesigning Certificates


This article will walk you through initializing your Safenet eToken 5110 cc (940) for your EV CodeSigning Certificate.
This is a requirement when you first set up your token. It may also be used in the event you forget the password to your token.

WARNING: Initializing your token will delete all Certificates off the token. If you have existing Certificates on the USB token, they will be removed permanently and will have to be reissued

NOTE: If you are using the old version of Safenet Token, please check this guide instead.


  1. A Safenet eToken. This is mailed when you order an EV CodeSigning Certificate.
  2. Safenet Authentication Client installed. Note: The new Safenet eToken 5110 CC (940) requires v10.7 or higher.
  3. Plug in and reset the password.
    Note: For the new Safenet eToken 5110 CC (940), the default password is "0000".
  4. IMPORTANT: You only have 5 attempts to enter the correct password, before the token will be rendered unusable. 


  1. Open the SafeNet Authentication Client Tools as shown below.

  2. Click the Gear Icon on the top right of the window for Advanced View. This will redirect you to the next window. 

  3. Right click your token (may be named differently) and click Initialize Token...
  4. On the Initialize Token - Initialization Options window, choose Configure all initialization settings and policies. Then, click Next to proceed.

  5. On the Initialize Token - Administrator Logon window, tick the Use factory default administrator password checkbox and the Use factory default digital signature PUK checkbox. Then, click Next to proceed. Note: If you have set a non-default admin password and PIN originally, and you forgot it, you will be unable to initialize it. The token will be permanently unusable. 

  6. On the Initialize Token - Password Settings window, create a new password for your token. The default administrator password is forty-eight 0's and the default Digital Signature PUK is six 0'sNote: Un-check the box for "Token password must be changed on first logon". Then, click Next to proceed. 

  7. On the Initialize Token - IDPrime Common Criteria Settings window, create a new PIN and PUK for your token. Then, click Finish to complete the process.


Your Safenet eToken is now ready to have a Certificate installed. 

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