Most users have two options for logging into your desktop or laptop computer. You may enter your Agency User ID and a 12-character password. Or you may use your SmartCard (your NASA badge) to login. SmartCards are easy to use and secure. Just insert your SmartCard into the SmartCard reader and enter your PIN, the 6-8 digit code you selected when you first received your NASA badge. For details, see SmartCard documentation below.
Don't remember your SmartCard PIN?
To have your PIN reset, visit the HQ Badging Office in Room 1V63, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Can I still login to my computer using my UserID and password?
While you are encouraged to use your SmartCard to login to your computer, you may still login with your Agency UserID and 12-character password. This method will be required if you forget your SmartCard at home or forget your PIN. Therefore, it is important to maintain your desktop login password, which is required to be updated every 60 days.
More About SmartCard at NASA
View the 12-minute SmartCard Technology video (NASA Only). For more information and photos of SmartCards in action, visit the NASA CIO’s SmartCard Web site.