Entries by Cornelius Kölbel

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Multi factor authentication system privacyIDEA at the Texas Linuxfest

privacyIDEA will be present at the Texas LinuxFest in Dallas on May 31st and June 1st.

Cornelius Kölbel will conduct a workshow in which participants will install the multi-factor authentication system privacyIDEA in an existing network, read users from an AD, assign tokens and extend access to ownCloud, NGinX or SSH to include two-factor authentication. Single Sign On is an important mechanism for making users’ lives easier. But protecting this single login is all the more important. Protect SSO with a second factor. The workshop will look at two-factor authentication with privacyIDEA on Keycloak or simpleSAMLphp.

The next day, Cornelius Kölbel will give a talk on how companies and larger user groups can easily migrate an existing 2FA solution to privacyIDEA.

If you are interested in these topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.

privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition 3.0.1 released

Today the privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition 3.0.1 was published. It is the stable bug-fixing release for our enterprise customers which fixes problems from version 3.0.

Push Token

For the new push token function, errors have been fixed and operability has been improved.

  • Add logic checking to setup of PUSH token (#1592)
  • Remove double enrollment notification of PUSH token in WebUI (#1598)
  • Fix to allow spaces in Firebase configuration (#1599)
  • Add support for iOS Firebase configuration (#1608)
  • Fix to allow PUSH token enrollment, even with Label-policy (#1589)
  • Fix to mark PUSH token challenge answered in the database (#1584)

(The numbers in brackets indicate the Github-Issues)

Stable Enterpsie Edition

In addition, the following issues have been fixed or functionality has been improved:

  • Fix the validity period of the registration token (#1587)
  • Beautify the vertical alignment in the Web UI top menu (#1559)
  • Fix user cache configuration read – defaults to 0 (#1596)
  • Remove links in audit log for normal users (#1497)
  • Check UI rights for user resolvers (#1496)
  • Fix placeholder in realm dropdown in login dialog (#1498)
  • Fix enckey creation in Python 3 (#1594)
  • Allow the usage if “browserLanguage” in custom templates (#1620)
  • Open all accordions when searching for policy action (#1558)
  • Fix to hide support links also in menu (#1626)

Secure your network

Version 3.0.1 is publicly available and can be easily installed via the Python Package Index or via repositories for Ubuntu 16.04LTS and 18.04LTS.

Our enterprise customers have been informed about the updates. They also have a repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and an appliance application at their disposal. If you are interested in the Enterprise Edition, click here to learn more.

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Secure two factor authentication with iOS devices

Full flexibility and improved security for the heterogenous enterprise scenarios

The privacyIDEA authentication system supports a lot of different token types. We support Google Authenticator and compatible smartphone apps right from the start. But the rollout process, which is defined by the Google Authenticator has certain weeknesses during rollout. The privacyIDEA Authenticator addresses and solves these issues.

Use privacyIDEA Authenticator to avoid identity theft

The privacyIDEA Authenticator is now also available for iOS devices. This way companies have the chance to get their 2FA system and workflow in one piece and allow a more secure enrollment, using the two step enrollment of the privacyIDEA Authenticator. This mitigates the risk of copying tokens during enrollment and avoids identity theft within your company.

 

The App is available in Google Play store and Apple itunes.

Flexible Two-Factor Authentication at ownCloud

With the new version 2.5 of the privacyIDEA ownCloud plugin, the administrator can now decide in which case he wants users to authenticate with a second factor and when one factor is enough. The administrator can make this dependent on the IP address of the requesting client. For example, he can force access from the […]

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CIO Applications Europe: Netknights achieves top international ranking

This year, the trade magazine “CIO Applications Europe” has chosen NetKnights as one of the TOP25 security companies. The editors emphasized the great success of Netknights meeting the individual needs of companies from different industries – for example the healthcare sector, where the privacyIDEA system cooperates with famos IT solutions such as Citrix, NetScaler, CiscoASA and also with many VPN and firewalls. Thus far, the print magazine is one of the leading IT media brands in Europe. Its rankings lay a special editorial focus on important technological innovations among various sectors.

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privacyIDEA Credential Provider version 2.5

Today we release the version 2.5 of the privacyIDEA Credential Provider. The privacyIDEA Credential Provider requires a user to login to the Windows desktop or terminal server using a 2nd factor. The user could use his smartphone with a smartphone app, a one time password token, a Yubikey or Nitrokey to authenticate. As an alternative the authentication backend can also send an Email or text message, containing a one time code, to the user for login.