SecSign ID Plugin: Unix PAM - Overview

2016-11-28 5 minutes to read

Two-Factor Authentication for Unix PAM

The Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) is a software library which offers a general programming interface for authentication services. By using the PAM-API one does no longer need to define the settings for every single authentication application. Instead, individual standarized modules can be used. The modules can be assigned to individual services in the configuration file. There is no need to change the compilation of the corresponding software. PAM is available for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X and DragonFly BSD.

Integration

Integration of the plugin into your setup

SecSign ID Integration

Please configure your desired integration of the SecSign ID Two Factor Authentication

Choose a system, where you want to add the secure login

Do you need your own ID Server inside your protected network or prefer if we manage and maintain it for you

The location to save the assigned SecSign IDs to a user account or the IDM alltogether

System to protect
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The System you want to protect - Choose a system, where you want to add the secure login
SecSign ID Server location
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Do you need your own ID Server inside your protected network or prefer if we manage and maintain it for you
User account location
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The system to save the assigned SecSign IDs to a user account or the IDM alltogether
edit the settings to change the integration
Authentication
2FA
2FA blind
2FA no AP
2SA
2SA no AP
2SA blind
OTP
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Custom ID
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IDP Custom Website
Enrollment initiated by SP
Enrollment with IDM
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TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION OVERVIEW
PAM Setup

Secure your PAM Setup


Installation

Two-Factor Authentication with the SecSign ID Pluggable Authentication Module
Installation

SSH 2FA

Example configuration to secure the SSH access with SecSignID two-factor authentication
Tutorial

FTP 2FA

Example configuration to secure FTP access with SecSignID two-factor authentication
Tutorial

We offer the SecSign ID RADIUS Proxy for authentication services using the RADIUS Server and Active Directory. This way the SecSign IDs are requested from the Active Directory as compared to the configuration file.

Authentication Process

Authentication process

The user provides, with an SSH connection for this example, his user name and password. He receives a push-notification to his smartphone within seconds, providing the service name and address of the service he wants to log in to. As soon as he confirms the request the SSH connection is established.

That is everything there is to do for the user to enjoy truly secure Two-Factor Authentication and prevent access to the system even with leaked password information.

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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On Premise 2FA ID

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