How to use a Device Setup Password on PlayStation Network

 

How to use a Device Setup Password on PlayStation Network

On PlayStation®3 consoles and PlayStation®Vita systems, signing in to PlayStation™Network now requires a device password for enhanced account protection.

 

How to generate a Device Setup Password

To sign in to PlayStation Network on PS3™ consoles or PS Vita systems, you need a Device Setup Password

  1. Sign in to Account Management.
  2. Select Generate New Password.
  3. Write down, screenshot or print out your Device Setup Password and save it somewhere safe. You can now use your Device Setup Password to sign in on PS3 consoles or PS Vita systems.

Please note, account creation and some account management features are now only available from a PC or mobile browser. This is to improve overall system performance.

How to sign in to PlayStation Network on a PS3 console or PS Vita system

To sign in to PlayStation Network, use your Device Setup Password instead of your account password.

  1. On your PS3 console or PS Vita system, enter your sign-in ID (email address) and your Device Setup Password when you need to sign in to PlayStation Network.
    This will authorise the device. 
  2. Tick the box to enable auto sign-in. If you choose not to enable auto sign-in, you will need to enter your Device Setup Password each time you sign in.*

*You can revoke a password and generate a new one at any time.

How to revoke a Device Setup Password

  1. Sign in to Account Management.
  2. Select Revoke next to an existing Device Setup Password.
  3. If you need a new password, select Generate New Password.

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