Lyve Token Files
Lyve Token files provide authorization to access Lyve Mobile software and devices. You must have a Lyve Token file to authorize:
- Signing in to the Link web app
- Lyve Mobile Arrays connected to Lyve Mobile Link
A Lyve Token file is created in Lyve Management Portal by the project administrator and provided to the person who manages Link. It must include the specific Lyve Mobile Link and Lyve Mobile Arrays applicable to the project.
Sign in to the Link web app
The web app lets you manage Link and connected Lyve Mobile Arrays.
When you open the Link web app, you are prompted to select a token file. You must navigate to the Lyve Token file provided by your project administrator.
For security reasons, you are required to select the Lyve Token file each time you sign in.
Authorize Lyve Mobile Arrays connected to Link
Token files must be used to authorize Lyve Mobile Arrays connected to Link. There are four ways to deliver a token file authorizing Lyve Mobile Arrays:
- Include Lyve Mobile Arrays on Link's token file—The project administrator includes Lyve Mobile Arrays on the same token file used to sign in to the Link web app.
- Select a token file—After signing in to the Link web app, you can select a token file to authorize a Lyve Mobile Array. The token file must be selected each time Link and/or the Lyve Mobile Arrays are power cycled.
- Import a token file—Use the import option on the Link web app's Settings page. The imported token file automatically authorizes Lyve Mobile Arrays and publishes their shares to the network. The token file must be specifically created with the option to import.
- Connect USB storage containing a token file—Copy a token file to the root of a USB storage device and connect it to one of Link’s USB ports. Link automatically finds the token file, unlocks Lyve Mobile Arrays, and publishes their shares to the network.
See Authorize Lyve Mobile Arrays Connected to Other Hosts for more details.
USB drive as physical key
To avoid selecting or importing token files in the Link web app, you have the option to keep them on the root level of a USB storage device. Connect the USB drive with one or more Lyve Token files to one of Link’s USB Type A ports and Link automatically authorizes the connected Lyve Mobile Arrays. Shares from authorized Lyve Mobile Arrays are automatically published to the network.
A USB storage device can provide an additional level of security for an administrator who wants a physical “key” for data access. Lyve Mobile Arrays are immediately unauthorized when the USB storage device with the token(s) is removed.
Note—Link's USB ports only support Lyve Token file access.
Token file delivery
Lyve Token files authorize access to Lyve Mobile Arrays connected to Link. A single token file can authorize multiple Lyve Mobile Arrays or single units.
See the table below for the different ways token files can provide authorization.
|Link web app sign-in
- Lyve Mobile Arrays on the same token file as Link are authorized but not mounted on the network.
- Choose UNLOCK or MOUNT in the Link web UI for an authorized Lyve Mobile Array to publish its share(s) to the network.
- Authorization to access the web UI is available for the time that the web browser tab is open.
- The token file is required with each sign in.
- Authorization for Lyve Mobile Arrays remains in place as long as Link and the Mobile Arrays are powered on.
|Select token file in the Link web app
- Choose AUTHORIZE to select a token for Lyve Mobile Arrays that appear as Unauthorized.
- After the Lyve Mobile Array is authorized, choose UNLOCK or MOUNT to publish its share(s) to the network.
- Authorization for Lyve Mobile Arrays remains in place as long as Link and the Lyve Mobile Arrays are powered on.
|Import token file to the Link web app
- Import the token file from the settings page in the Link web app.
- Lyve Mobile Arrays on the token file are authorized, unlocked, and mounted on the network.
- An imported token file allows for continued access to the connected Lyve Mobile Arrays.
- No need to reselect the token file with each power cycle of devices.
|Connect USB storage containing the token file
- Copy the token file to the root of a USB storage device and connect it to one of Link's USB Type A ports.
- Link automatically finds the token file.
- Lyve Mobile Arrays are authorized, unlocked, and mounted on the network.
- Lyve Mobile Arrays lose their authorization and access when the USB storage device is disconnected.