Properly setup Emergency Logon will maintain the high degree of security that Rohos Logon Key provides, remember if it is easy for you to access it may be too easy for Bad Guys.
To Define Emergency Logon in Windows from Start > [> = go to] Rohos Logon Key Center > Set up USB Flash Drive > look just above the row of three buttons at the bottom of the window for â€œSetup Emergency Logonâ€ in blue.
Click on this link to open the dialog window consisting of 4 pairs of Question & Answer Fields [Q & A]. Each Q & A pair has a suggested Question e.g. â€œWhat is your favorite car model?â€ and three further suggested questions in a drop down list. You may elect to answer these Questions or enter your own question by simply typing over an existing Question Field entry, and then provide an appropriate answer in the opposite Answer Field. The Q & A Fields must be completed from the top and then work downwards.
Whatever Questions you elect to answer you MUST do this at least for 1 question, and you have the option to complete up to four Q & A.
NB! You must remember the appropriate correct answer/s therefore it is prudent to select suitable questions for which you can manage to remember the answers on demand.
To wipe the Q & A board clean it will be necessary to re-define the Emergency Logon Q & A.
Re-define at least the first Q & A and simply delete the remaining answers which are no longer applicable. Remember you will be required to complete at least one Q & A.
Once you have defined the Emergency Logon Q & A it is advisable to test the system by not inserting the USB Key during a start up and then follow the directions in:
â€œHOW TO â€“ RECOVER USING ROHOS LOGON KEY EMERGENCY LOGONâ€
If you deploy a second USB Key to Logon, if ever the Emergency Logon is required, it is may not be for a long time. If you maintain the dual USB Key approach and replace USB Keys as required, the Emergency Logon may never be required.
Note – USB Keys have a limited life.
The best solution is to use information for Q & A, and Passwords, which can be committed to your memory and reliably recalled on demand. If you have difficulty with remembering Passwords and/or Q & A you may decide to record the details and keep them in a safe and secure place for peace of mind, do not leave the record note where it will assist improper access. Use a search engine to find help on this subject.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MISTAKES ARE MADE?
The User account entered in the User Name dialog will bear the record of any failures.
The Question & Answer [Q & A] dialog makes it clear that you have limited attempts to answer correctly. If the genuine User made the Emergency Logon or gave permission for it, and has full knowledge about the mistakes made, there is no need for any action to be taken.
When you commence the Q & A session, for the first time, you may make two  mistakes without any penalty. The third  mistake in this first set of attempts will require you to start the Q & A session from the beginning, and one failure will be accrued on behalf of the User.
You may then make a further two  mistakes in the second set of attempts without penalty. This time the third  mistake will accrue a second failure and lock Rohos Logon Key.
A single recorded failure will cause this Advisory Notice to be displayed:-
â€Emergency Logon recorded 1 failure for your user account. If this was not authorized it is ESSENTIAL to re-define Emergency Logon and check Configure Options settingsâ€.
If this advisory notice is displayed you MUST re-define the Rohos Emergency Logon by altering the Q & A, failure to do this will cause Emergency Logon to only accept one more failure with this User and USB Key before locking Rohos Logon Key. This means that if the USB Key is used by the same User for a subsequent Emergency Logon and only three mistakes are made the User will be locked out of the system.
DO NOT risk having less than the permitted number of â€œlivesâ€ allowed by Rohos Logon Key.
A second and final recorded failure will cause this Advisory Notice to be displayed:-
â€Emergency Logon recorded a Lockout for your user account. If this was not authorized it is MANDATORY to re-define Emergency Logon, check Configure Options and change the Passwordâ€.
If this advisory notice is displayed you MUST re-define the Rohos Emergency Logon by altering the Q & A, failure to do this will cause Emergency Logon to immediately lock Rohos Logon Key.
This means that the USB Key will be rendered unusable by the same User for a subsequent Emergency Logon.
To continue to enjoy the valuable protection which Rohos adds to your USB Key, REDEFINE it IMMEDIATELY.
Learn more about Passwords, Emergency Logon Q & A and how to set up a second USB Key in other Rohos â€œHow Toâ€ articles.