Entries by Cornelius Kölbel

Two factor authentication for thousands of users

If a company or an organization wants to provide two factor authentication for thousands of users they are faced with totally new challenges. Users will not come to the administrators desk. The administrator will not enroll a hardware token or initialize the user’s smartphone with the Google Authenticator on a per user basis. There are […]

privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition for Univention Corporate Server

The current version 2.21.4 of privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition is now available for Univention Corporate Server. We already wrote about the new features in privacyIDEA 2.21 in a previous blog post. Now UCS users can also profit from these enhancements. privacyIDEA can be updated from version 2.20.1 to 2.21.4 easily from within the Appcenter. Secure Rollout […]

privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition 2.21.1

Today we released the stable version 2.21.1 of the privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition as version 2.X.1 is released a few weeks after the corresponding major public release and contains necessary bug fixes. You can read about the features of version 2.21 like the secure smartphone enrollment in our previous blog post. Version 2.21.1 […]

privacyIDEA 2.21 with a more secure smartphone enrollment

Today privacyIDEA 2.21 was released. Read about it on the privacyIDEA project page. With privacyIDEA 2.21 it will be possible to enroll smartphone based tokens in a more secure manner and mitigate the threat of simply copying the QR code of the enrolled token. NetKnights still runs a beta test of a new smartphone app. […]

privacyIDEA Authenticator – the better smartphone factor

The smartphone is our daily tool and the digital copy of our own identity. This is not the place to discuss the social implications. We just state the fact. The Smartphone as the second factor Due to this fact many organisations and companies like to use smartphones for a security improved authentication process. The smartphone […]

Transaction signature and federated authentication with privacyIDEA4UCS 2.20.1

The privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition version 2.20.1 is now available for Univention Corporate Server. You can install or update privacyIDEA 2.20.1 on the UCS easily from the Univention App Center. Please note that the subscription handling was changed in privacyIDEA4UCS. You now no longer need a special license file but the common subscription file, which is […]

privacyIDEA 2.20.1 Enterprise Edition released

Today we released the stable version 2.20.1 of the privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition as version 2.X.1 is released a few weeks after the corresponding major public release and contains necessary bug fixes. We already wrote about version 2.20. Version 2.20.1 now fixes some minor bugs: When using PostgreSQL database the administrator can now […]

Federated authentication with privacyIDEA 2.20

Today we released privacyIDEA 2.20. Packages are publically available in the Laundpad repositories for Ubuntu 14.04LTS and 16.04LTS. You can also install the new version via the Python Package Index on any other distribution. New Features in privacyIDEA Federation-Handler The new federation handler allows to forward authentication requests to sibling privacyIDEA instances. This way you can setup network […]

Welcome dialog and privacyIDEA subscription

privacyIDEA is enterprise software. Managing lots of authentication devices for lots of users is a task that occurs in a company network. privacyIDEA is licensed under an Open Source license. This guarantees, that a company using the Open Source software privacyIDEA can use this software for life. In contrast prorpietary software or software-as-a-service (SaaS) can […]

World Wide Web Consortium is enrolling 2FA using privacyIDEA

Kassel, September, 26th 2017. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is implementing privacyIDEA for securing access to their infrastructure with a second factor. The privacyIDEA Authentication System was chosen due to its flexible nature and the possibility to allow a single sign on experience for the users. The services and especially the users are distributed […]