RapidIdentity Administrators' and Users' Guide

Pictograph Authentication

Pictograph as a RapidIdentity authentication method is best for contingent users (e.g. interns, contractors) and other low-risk users (e.g. guests, young students) relative to the global organizational user population.

Users are required to identify pictures. To set the policy up initially, administrators can select either the default image pool or a custom image pool. The number of images required for authentication is defined in the Authentication Policy that applies to the user.

To authenticate with Pictograph, users are first required to select their image(s) based on the authentication policy configuration. In the example policy shown below, users are required to select three images to authenticate to RapidIdentity. 


Each time an image is chosen, the group of images will refresh and the chosen image will show beneath the next group. To see a new group of images without choosing one, click the refresh button Pictograph_Refresh.png at the top right of the image group.


After the third image has been chosen, all three will show on screen, along with a password prompt for the initial login. Users are reminded to keep track of the images they chose, as they will need to use those images in order to log in.


If users do not remember their pictograph picture(s), administrators can reset a user's pictograph image(s) in the Authentication Options tab by clicking Delete Pictograph Choices for a User.

During each subsequent login, the user will be required to choose their images out of the group of images as defined within the policy. If the user was required to choose three images, all three will have to be identified on as many screens.