Dear reader,
yesterday privacyIDEA 2.13 was released. Read more about its interesting features.
You are invited to attend a privacyIDEA community web conference.

Have fun reading
Yours NetKnights

What is new in privacyIDEA 2.13?

privacyIDEA 2.13 was released yesterday. privacyIDEA is moving towards being more of a general authentication system. The times when privacyIDEA was a pure OTP system are long gone. SSH keys and certificates can be managed. In 2.13 the handling of further PIN policies was added. You can define how often the user needs to change his OTP PIN. You may also define, if the user should change his PIN on first use.
When logging in to the WebUI, the user is forced to change his PIN, if the PIN has expired.
Another new feature is a better text message support. The Event Handler Framework can now use SMS gateways to send notifications to the users.
Read more about privacyIDEA 2.13 in the blog post.

New logo for privacyIDEA

You might have realized: privacyIDEA has a new logo. We conducted a logo design contest and chose this logo to be the winner. We liked the tipped over ID, either to be a shield, a padlock or a crest. The logo works with and without text and on light and dark backgrouds.
We hope you like it as much as we do. Read more…

privacyIDEA Appliance and Setup-Tool

We started a privacyIDEA appliance. But we like to keep things simple, so we created a simple appliance. Corneilus Kölbel was inspiered by Hardware Security Modules he knows, which only provide a limited shell. We liked the concept of not running a webserver or a database. The core of the appliance will be the privacyIDEA Setup-Tool, which you can use to manage local admins, RADIUS clients, backups and…
…the database.
One thing, that was difficult for many customers was redundancy and setting up a MySQL master master replication. The Setup-Tool now does this for you. Automatically. Quickly. Reliable.
Take a look at this video to get a first impression.
The Setup-Tool will be available to all customers with a valid support contract.

Two factor article in iX

Cornelius Kölbel was able to write an article about two factor authentication in the respected German computer magazine iX. The article covers questions regarding the use of two factors in an enterprise environment regarding OTP, smartcards, smartphones, text messages and U2F.
If you have the chance grab a printed magzine 7/2016.

privacyIDEA community web conference

We are testing a new format of communicating with you – our users. We kicked of the first community web conference. In this web session and telco Cornelius explains new features and we discuss the use of privacyIDEA. You may bring up your own questions and idea.
You are heartly invited to join on July, 6th.