This article explains the concept of the device authentication mechanism of the S1 hardware wallet and how it works. It covers the following topics:
- What is the Device Authentication Mechanism of an S1 hardware wallet?
- How to authenticate an S1 hardware wallet
- What if my device doesn't pass the authentication?
What is the Device Authentication Mechanism of an S1 hardware wallet?
Since an S1 hardware wallet is a device to solely keep your crypto safe, it is crucial to make sure that the S1 device you receive is not tampered with or used before. Device authentication is a security mechanism to authenticate an S1 device for this purpose. It is the first step you will see when you start a new S1 hardware device. By generating a 6-digit code, the S1 device can be verified through a carefully designed algorithm. At the end of the authentication, the result will show whether the device is genuine and whether it is used before.
How does the S1 device authentication work?
A step-by-step tutorial to authenticate an S1 hardware wallet can be found at this link.
What if my device doesn't pass the authentication?
When the device authentication completes and it shows that your device is not authentic or has been used before, please stop using the device immediately and contact us for further assistance.