July 20, 2021
Important Announcement for 1Link-IPR Users
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) continues to enhance and strengthen our online capabilities to better serve our members. As part of this effort, the FHLBNY will implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) starting in mid-August 2021. At that time, all 1Link-IPR Users (Users) will be required to use an RSA SecurID® token (Token) to login to the 1-LinkIPR System. This is the first step in preparing for our wires launch in 1Link-IPR and other online system offerings coming later this year.
All Users will be required to utilize our new RSA SecurID Self-Service Portal to activate their Token and/or to reset passwords. Failure to activate your Token will result in service interruption as you will not be able to access 1Link-IPR.
- Users who have not yet been issued an RSA SecurID software token* (soft token) will receive an email with instructions on enrolling their new device.
- Current active Token Users will be able to continue to use their existing Tokens (whether hardware or soft) to access 1Link-IPR. However, you will receive an email to reset your password.
- 1Link Wires Users who have not previously activated their issued Token (sent in March 2021) will be reissued a new Token. Note, it is no longer required to transact a wire to activate your Token.
Emails will be sent from [email protected] on the morning of the self-service portal launch in mid-August. Please be sure to safelist this email and check your inbox for further instructions in the coming weeks.
This added security measure will enable us to continue to build on our online offerings securely. If you have any questions regarding the launch of MFA, please contact 1Link Security Support at (800) 546-5101: after the prompt, press option 4, then option 2, or contact your Relationship Manager at (212) 441-6700.
*More information about RSA soft tokens
Soft tokens are a convenient option for MFA that can be securely deployed to remote users electronically and are easily replaced if lost. Soft tokens are accessible from your electronic devices, i.e., phone or tablet, through the RSA SecurID app. You can set up the soft token on any electronic device you currently use. After entering a Personalized Identification Number (“PIN”) into the RSA SecurID app, your soft token will generate a passcode for you to enter into our enhanced login portal so you can securely access 1Link-IPR.
RSA SecurID Software Token Guides
Report from the President: 25 Years of Creating Homeownership Opportunities
Important Announcement for Community Lending Programs Users
FHLBNY Announces Second Quarter 2021 Operating Highlights
A Review of Housing Statistics at the End of 2019
Five Ways to Manage Your Balance Sheet in a Volatile Rate Environment