Typo3 Extension

Two-Factor Authentication with SecSign ID Plugin

Use SecSign ID Typo3 two factor authentication on your Typo3 site with an easy and highly secure user login using iOS or Android mobile devices as well as for desktop use.


Find out why our Two-Factor Authentication is the best, some key-facts for developers and why you should upgrade to SecSign for your business.

Learn more about the options of on-premise use and your own customized ID App in your corporate design.

Download the plugin as cloud version for a free and convenient protection.

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    SecSign ID is an extension for real two-factor authentication (2FA) for Typo3 sites. 2FA adds another layer of security to your website by using a second token. In this case the physical token is your smartphone.

    If you seek for more information about about two-factor authentication have a look at our Github site.

    Questions? Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help setting up your SecSign ID plugin or to request a plugin for a not yet supported environment.

    1. Installation

    Prerequisites

    1. A working Typo3 6.2 LTS Installation on PHP 5.3.7
      or higher
    2. Curl has to be activated (Open the Install-Tool and check the Parameter [SYS][curlUse] under the
      section “All Configuration”)
    3. The extension file secsign.zip

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    Installation

    1. Log into the Typo3 backend and click on “Admin Tools > Extension Manager” in the main menu.
    2. If you have the installation file, click on the “Upload Extension” button, select the downloaded zip archive in the opening form and hit “Upload!”.
    3. If you do not have the installation file, click “Get Extension”, update the extension list, search for “secsign” and click on the cloud logo to install the extension.

    2. Configuration

    The configuration panel lets you manage the extension behaviour for the Frontend and Backend login process.

    1. Log into the Typo3 backend and click on “Admin Tools > Extension Manager” in the main menu
    2. Search for the SecSign ID Extension and click on the “Configure” icon in the “Actions” column
    3. Under the front- and backend tab you are going to find the following options

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    Frontend:

    Service name: The name of this web site as it shall be displayed on the user’s smart phone.

    Login Redirection Page: Select the page the user will be redirected to after a successful login. If empty, the user will return to the same page.

    Logout Redirection Page: Select the page the user will be redirected to after successfully ending their current session by logging out. If empty, the user will return to the same page.

    Enable Frontend Password Login: Enables the Typo3 password login for frontend users. To improve security, you should always use SSL if you enable this option.

    Enable Frontend frame and box-shadow: Change the layout of the SecSign ID frontend login form.

    Show Greeting: Show or hide the simple greeting text.

    Show Name/Username: Displays the Typo3 name or SecSign ID after login.

    Backend:

    Enable Backend: Use SecSign ID for backend authentication. JavaScript needs to be enabled in your browser.

    Disable Typo3 password login: If the SecSign ID backend authentication is enabled, you can disable the backend login with Typo3 credentials. Users without a valid SecSign ID are not able to login anymore.

    Help: Displays the Help page under Admin Tools – Secsign ID. Reload backend after change.

    Syslog: Writes all backend login errors to the syslog.

    3. Display the FE Login Form

    In order to use the SecSign ID frontend login, you need to assign it to a page.

    1. Log into the Typo3 backend and click on a page in the page view
    2. Create a new content element by clicking on a “Add a new record” icon and choose “Plugins > General Plugin” in the opening form
    3. Click on the plugin tab, choose “secsignFE” and save your changes

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    4. FE User Configuration

    To use the SecSign ID Typo3 two factor authentication on your website, you need to assign a SecSign ID to a frontend user profile.

    1. Go to your Typo3 backend and open a website user profile
    2. Assign a SecSign ID to the profile to allow SecSign ID Typo3 two factor authentication

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    5. BE User Configuration

    To use the SecSign ID Typo3 two factor authentication on your backend login, you need to assign a SecSign ID to a backend user profile.

    1. Go to your Typo3 backend and click on “System > Backend Users” at the main menu
    2. Assign a SecSign ID to the user profile to allow SecSign ID Typo3 two factor authentication

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    6. Troubleshooting

    If you enabled the SecSign ID backend login and locked yourself out, do the following steps in order to disable the SecSign ID backend login

    1. Go to “typo3conf/localConfiguration.php” via ftp and search for “secsignEnableBE”
    2. Change s:15:”secsignEnableBE”;s:1:”1“; to s:15:”secsignEnableBE”;s:1:”0“;
    3. Save the changes and reload the backend login page

    If you log into the typo3 backend with your SecSign ID and you always get back to the login screen, do the following:

    1. Make sure you assigned a SecSign ID to your Typo3 user (see 4).
    2. Make sure you enable the system_log in the SecSign configuration (see 2).
    3. Try to login again and then check “System > Log” for SecSign errors. If you can’t login use the method above or checkout the sys_log SQL table.

    7. Available APIS

    We provide an ever growing list of APIs and plugins to easily integrate the SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication in any project. An overview is available at Plugin and APIs.
    We do not only offer APIs in different programming languages but also plugins for CMS, Server and VPN environments, oAuth2 and many more. These plugins use our APIs and offer additional functionalities, for example user management, easy and native installation, logging or integration in firewalls or Active Directory.

    The JIRA plugin for example uses the JAVA-API. The PHP-Api and JS-API is used by WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Typo3 and many more. The ASP.net/C#-API is used for the Windows and Cisco VPN and the C-API is used for protecting Unix SSH services. The Objective-C API is used by our AppleTV and iPhone/iPad apps.

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    8. See for yourself

    You can experience the SecSign ID two-factor authentication and the two-factor login by simply integrating the plugin into your website or test environment. Or you can try out the login process on our website without having to register first. You already have a SecSign ID or you want one? Login now and use the portal or use our hassle free registration.

    See for yourself how fast and convenient the login process using challenge-response authentication with 2048-bit key pairs is. There is no need for passwords, and no passwords or other confidential information are ever transmitted. It is easy to integrate and simple to use.

    For more information about the patented SafeKey procedure and it's unique security can be found here.

    If you are missing an API for the programming language you are working with, feel free to contact us and we’ll find a solution with you. If you need help with the integration into an existing system or you can’t find the plugin for your content management system you are working with, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

    Your own ID-Server

    On premise installations of SecSign ID offer the flexibility to connect with your preferred servers, services, and devices. And you can customize the SecSign ID with your own organization’s branding.

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    Why upgrade to SecSign?

    On-premise or in the cloud

    Choose between our SecSign ID Cloud or operate your own on-premise Two-Factor Authentication server.

    Easy customization

    Operate your own YourBrand ID app - Two-Factor Authentication customized to your needs.

    Ready-to-use SDK

    Integrate SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication in existing apps with our ready-to-use SDK.

    Easy user management

    Use the Two-Factor Authentication Server to secure your company Active Directory/LDAP. Your own Identity and Access Management System, for example for mandatory updates and additional security features.

    Cover all logins

    Integration in any login environment: web, local, VPN, remote desktop, mobile logins and many more.

    Plugins for all your needs

    No need for complex integration: we have plugins for almost all environments.

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