NetKnights at OpenRheinRuhr 2016

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.



privacyIDEA 2.11 with RADIUS Migration on Univention Corporate Server

privacyIDEA on Univention Corporate Server

privacyIDEA 2.11 is now available on the Univention Corporate Server. Using authentication policies privacyIDEA can conditionally forward authentication requests to external RADIUS servers. This way you can setup easy migration scenarios of old, EOL OTP systems.Logo_UCS_certified

You can find more on the RADIUS forwarding in the release notes.

SLA and Subscription

Already for a while privacyIDEA is available in the AppCenter of the Univention Corporate Server. This plattform provides an easy installation, maintenance and update. For running privacyIDEA on the Univention Corporate Server you need a valid service level aggreement. You may get your personal test subscription here.

privacyIDEA 2.11 released for easy migration

Today privacyIDEA 2.11 was released. This new version allows easy migration if you are running an old, proprietary 3rd party OTP solution.

Read more about easy OTP system migration with privacyIDEA.

If you are entitled with a valid support contract, please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any question.

privacyIDEA rewarded with THOMAS-KRENN Award

This weekend privacyIDEA was rewarded the 2nd place at the THOMAS-KRENN Award.

The NetKnights also thinks of privacyIDEA as a great two factor authentication solution and therefore provides consultancy and service level agreements to run privacyIDEA in your enterprise environment.


Webcast: Easy migration of your old OTP system to privacyIDEA

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.


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.


privacyIDEA 2.10 released with Token Enrollment Wizard and User Self Registration

Ein einfacher, reduzierter Enrollment Wizard stellt sicher, dass der Benutzer keinen überfrachteten Dialog sieht.

A simple, clean enrollment wizard assures that the user does not get confused by a bloated dialog.

privacyIDEA 2.10

privacyIDEA 2.10 comes with a bunch of nice user features to ease the life of the user and thus lower your help desk costs. You can read more about token enrollment wizard, user self registration and password reset at privacyidea.org.

Customer services

Customers with a valid Service Level Agreement for privacyIDEA get updates for all supported distributions including CentOS 7 and Univention Corporate Server. Customers with an “Enterprise grade SLA” are additionally entitled to receive an active update.



Additional Service for privacyIDEA support customers: CentOS 7 repository

We are enhancing the services for the support levels for privacyIDEA.

Services for Support Customers


Depending on the Service Level Agreement support customers already receive interesting services. Thanks to these services privacyIDEA is ready for the use in enterprise environments. NetKnights guarantees the functionality of the software. This way support customers do not need to worry about the Open Source “No Warranty”-disclaimer. According to the reaction times in the SLAs we work on eventual problems to solve these quickly and fuss-free. In addition we inform support customers in a timely manner about bugs and security issues.

With the support levels Gold and Platinum we offer more services like consultancy, special updates and priorization of feature requests.

In the course of further improving the services for our support-customers we also like to ease the process of installation and updates of privacyIDEA. To do so we now provide a repository for CentOS 7.

privacyIDEA CentOS 7 Repository


Many companies rely on CentOS or Red Hat as their Linux distribution. This is why we decided to provide a repository for CentOS 7 (or RHEL 7). Using this repository privacyIDEA can be quickly and easily installed and also easily updated.

Support customers get access to this repository. This way they can receive quick and realiable updates during their support life time.

Configuration and Installation

On the CentOS 7 system you need to create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/privacyidea.repo with the following content:


Then the following commands must be executed:

yum update
yum install privacyidea-server

privacyidea-server is a meta package, that will install the privacyIDEA program code, the Apache2 webserver and MariaDB. All components will be configured accordingly. After running the install command the only thing left to do is create an administrator and the new privacyIDEA system is up and running and ready for use.

You can find the usual and additional installation and configuration instructions in the online documentation.


Customers get their updates via the usualy yum update mechanism.

Your Service Level Agreement

Do you want to use those enhanced services? Get your Service Level Agreement today and by that you can assure, that all your important logins are protected with a 2nd factor and that you are always running the latest software release of privacyIDEA.


Update 2015/01/28

If you want to run FreeRADIUS you need to add a further repo:


Then run:

yum install epel-release
yum install privacyidea-radius

privacyIDEA SAML with U2F on Univention Corporate Server

The privacyIDEA SAML Component for Univention Corporate Server is now available in a new version.

Two-Factor Authentication with U2F

Using privacyIDEA SAML you can do Single Sign On at the Univention Corporate Server with Two Factors. In addition you can use U2F tokens to authenticate against the SAML IdP.

privacyIDEA 2.9 with Yubico Validation Protocol, Security Questions and Paper token


privacyIDEA 2.9 was released today. The core features are

  • the Yubico Validation Protocol,
  • Paper token type and
  • Questionnaire (Security Questions) token type.

You may also get professional services and service level agreements.