16. July 2016

Safeword 2008 / SAM Express End of Life

Migrating SAMx provides a new chance

Safeword 2008 aka SAMx (SafeNet Authentication Manage Express) is going End-of-Life. SafeNet will stop providing support for SAMx by the end of 2017. In November 2016 (4 months from now!) they already will stop selling licenses for SAMx. I.e. if your company has 2000 SafeWord 2008 users and you need another 150 users, you will not be able to upgrade your license after 11/2016.

The end of Safeword/SAMx. New authentication devices and authentication methods provide you with a new chance.

But you may take the coming migration as your chance to open to new methods of authentication. You may head for a new, modern and modular authentication solution!

Advantages of privacyIDEA

privacyIDEA is a sensible solution for your needs.


  • privacyIDEA supports all common HOTP and TOTP tokens. In addition it supports many other special devices like Yubikeys, Smartdispalyer OTP cards, SMS, smartphones etc.
  • privacyIDEA is open source with high class enterprise support by NetKnights. I.e. a privacyIDEA installation will never go end of life.
  • You do not need to license privacyIDEA by users. You rather buy the corresponding service level agreement, which fits your needs. We provide a 10% discount, when migration from Safeword 2008 to privacyIDEA!
  • With privacyIDEA there are different ways to run smooth migrations, without the need to switch all users at once. Read more about migrations.

We provide customers migrating from SAMx/Safeword 2008 a 10% discount when ordering a service level agreement for privacyIDEA till December, 31st, 2016.

Order privacyIDEA now!

Read more about privacyIDEA.

Latest news
26. March 2024
privacyIDEA in Pasadena
In March, three colleagues visited the Southern California Linux Expo in Pasadena to present privacyIDEA and NetKnights. Cornelius Kölbel, founder of NetKnights, also gave a presentation on “A decade of Open Source”.
19. March 2024
NetKnights GmbH has released version 4.3.0 of the privacyIDEA Authenticator app. New features have been added, such as the import of tokens and a new search function.


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