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 so many users, that the administrators or helpdesk users do not even know all the end users anymore. There must be a solution, that the enrollment process itself hands the authentication object to the user and ensures the identity of the user – preferably automatically!

Users might be spread over cities, countries – worldwide. They are ordinary end users and often not computer savvy. The rollout and the usage of two factor authentication should bother neither the end user nor the IT department too much.

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This year NetKnights will be at the IT Security Expo and Congress “it-sa” together with the partners bytemine and Rempartec.  it-sa takes place once a year in Nuremberg, Germany in autumn. This year it is October 10th-12th 2017. During the last years up to 500 exhibitors presented new services and products in the field of IT Security. it-sa attracts over 10.000 visitors every year.

News about NetKnights and privacyIDEA

Use this chance to also get all news about NetKnights and privacyIDEA first hand! Learn more about privacyIDEA Enterprise Edition, the privacyIDEA Appliance or the privacyIDEA LDAP-Proxy.

Visit us in Hall 10.1, stand 208 – right accross from Cisco Systems or make up your personal date!

On May 23rd ownCloud introduces ownCloud X to their customers. ownCloud invites you to their   release event in Cologne. NetKnights will be there, too and preset how you can easily add two factor authentication with privacyIDEA via the new ownCloud Marketplace. This is a great way to protect your data with a centrally managed multi factor authentication system.

Cornelius Kölbel will give a talk to give some first impressions on the possibilities of such a central multi factor solution for your companies employees. In the meeting area we will have a demo point with such a two factor authentication at ownCloud X against privacyIDEA. You can come, ask and try it yourself. Several different devices like Yubikey, U2F, OTP-Token, Smartphones or Smartdisplayer-Cards can be used for authentication.

We are looking forward to your visit.

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In 2017 NetKnights again will be sponsor of the Chemnitzer Linuxtage.  We are happy and grateful that so many people organize very interesting open source events on a voluntary basis!

The Chemnitzer Linuxtage take place on March 11th and 12th, 2017 in Chemnitz.

We will present news about privacyIDEA. We applied with two talks about “two factor authentication with ownCloud” and “Experiences, tips and tricks with a rollout of 35,000 users”. In the past Cornelius Kölbel already held several talks at the Chemnitzer Linuxtage.

We are looking forward to your visit in Chemnitz.

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NetKnights provides an enterprise ready two factor authentication for ownCloud via its own App. Authentication is performed against the centrally installed privcyIDEA authentication system.

Talk at Contributor Conference

Cornelius Kölbel will give a talk about the flexible two factor authentication for ownCloud using privacyIDEA at this years ownCloud Contributor Conference in Berlin from September 9th-15th, 2016.

Advantages by central management

One of the big advantages is, that employees only need on single second factor (possession). Using this centrally managed factor, the users not only can login to ownCloud. But they can also use this factor at more login scenarios. The 2nd factor can be used to login to Linux Desktops using PAM, to servers via SSH or to Windows Desktops using the privacyIDEA Credential Provider.

OpenRheinRuhr - Ein Pott voll Software

5.11.-6.11.2016, Oberhausen. The OpenRheinRuhr is an opensource conference in the so called “Ruhrpott”, Germany. There are roughly 30 exhibiters but several parallel tracks of talks. You get a new coffee mug (In German a “Pott”) every year and a coffee flat rate. The exhibitor hall is a former industrial hall built from bricks. Very cool. Very cool? It is November, nevertheless there will be a BBQ in the evening.

This year NetKnights again is a sponsor of this event.

 

Using privacyIDEA 2.11 it is extremely easy to migrate your exsting, old OTP system to privacyIDEA. privacyIDEA is the Open Source two factor authentication system.

Webcast

On March, 30th at 5:30 PM (CET) you will learn how to do this.

Alternative German webcast

There is also a webcast in German language. To register with the German webcast, please change the language at the top of this webpage.

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The video of the talk at T-Dose is available.

No Need For Gemalto – do it yourself. Open Source Two-Factor-Authentication with privcacyIDEA.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Cornelius Kölbel will give a talk about Open Source Multi-Factor-Authentication solution Lösung privacyIDEA at T-Dose in Eindhoven on November, 28th, 2015. T-Dose is an annual conference about Open Source software.

The talk has the slightly provoking title “No need for Gemalto – Do it yourself! Open Source two factor authentication with privacyIDEA“. Gemalto is one of the big, commercial player at the authentication market. But it is not necessary to rely on commerical, closed source vendors. Using privacyIDEA you get an open, transparent Open Source solution, which can be used in any scenario.

NetKnights provides enterprise level support for privacyIDEA. So there is no need…