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Activating Your Secure ID (for New Users)

If you have never previously activated , you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. On the Outlook main menu, click tab.
  2. Click Tools and Settings. A new window opens.
  3. Click home icon.
  4. Click ID & Password Tools from the available options.
  5. Select Activate a new or existing ID. The Activation Wizard opens.
    • If the Activate my software now checkbox was selected after installing , the Activation Wizard will open automatically.
    • If you did not select the Activate my software now checkbox, you can continue the setup by opening Outlook.
  6. Enter your email address as it appears on your activation email.
  7. Click Next. The license agreement appears.
  8. Read the license agreement. To accept the terms, select Accept and then click Next. The Enter Activation Code page appears.
  9. Enter the Activation Code exactly as it appears on your activation email.
  10. If you are prompted for your Secure ID password at this step instead of your activation code, it means you have previously activated your software. Click here for more information on activating for existing users.

  11. Click Next. The Create a Password page appears.
  12. Enter a Secure ID password and then re-enter the password to confirm. The password strength bar will display the complexity of your password (weak, medium, strong). For tips on creating an effective password, click here.
  13. Click Next.
  14. You must now create a series of password recovery question(s) and answer(s). You will be prompted to select a question and then enter the answer to these questions in the event you forget your password and need to reset it. Select questions that you will easily be able to answer, but hard for others to guess.
  15. Click Next. The Confirm Your Profile Information page appears.
  16. Review the information you have entered. To continue, click Finish. To edit any information before continuing, click Back.
  17. Once the activation process is complete, you will receive a confirmation screen.

  18. Click Finish.