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Multi-Factor Authentication
for Linux Login

Linux Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) can be utilized to protect against Password-Based attacks. By enabling MFA for local console logins and SSH connections, identity can be verified before granting access, making it harder for people who should not be able to access your Linux device and accounts.

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Linux Multi-Factor Authentication MFA/2FA for login

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) for Linux login?

Linux Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a type of authentication that requires a user to provide two or more (multiple) verification factors in order to gain access to data/resources/system,etc. In an Identity and access management (IAM) policy, this type of MFA/2FA security measure is more effective than a single password and is a must have for all organization looking to increase the security for their sensitive data and information.

With Multi-factor authentication (MFA) or Two-Factor Authentication, an unauthorized person is more likely to have difficulty accessing a target, such as a location, a computing device, a network, or a database. Utilizing MFA/2FA aims to increase security and provide a layered defense so that, even if one factor (username-password) is stolen or a targeted cyber attacker manages to get past one barrier, they still have at least one more to overcome before successfully accessing the real targeted device. When opposed to ordinary username passwords, the second barrier is typically more difficult to get past.

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Benefits of Linux MFA for login

Modern, Secure Authentication

Login to any Linux machine/workstation easily with multiple MFA/2FA options. The changed MFA/2FA preference is synced to all workstations in real time.

Enforce MFA/2FA based on User Type

Configurable MFA/2FA enforcement for different types of users. For example, prompt MFA/2FA for Administrator and bypass MFA for Standard Use.

Device Based MFA/2FA

Allowing users to login into only the given Linux machines with MFA/2FA to them. For example user a can only login into his machine not into any other machine.

Secure On-premise and Cloud services

Choose from the cloud or On-Premise deployment option that fits your long-term growth strategy.

IP Restrictions

Administrator can force IP restrictions to login into the Linux machines/devices.

Support Cross Domain Scenarios

The user can login to Linux machine using account on any trusted domains or using a local account.

Easily deploy MFA Solutions for your Linux Devices

Popular MFA Use-Cases

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) methods supported by miniOrange

SMS & Phone Callback

Authenticator Apps

miniOrange Authenticator

Email Verification

Hardware Token

Security Questions

SMS & Phone Callback

Receive a text on your mobile with the information required to validate yourself for the second factor.

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Authenticator Apps

Receive a time based OTP token (TOTP) by an external authentication app such as Google/Microsoft authenticator.

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miniOrange Authenticator

Use the miniOrange authenticator to login in the form of a soft token, push notification or a QR code.

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Email Verification

MFA using login links and password keys on your registered email address.

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Hardware Token

Use a physical USB token into your computer, which generated the required information to gain access.

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Security Questions

Answer a few knowledge based security questions which are only known to you to authenticate yourself.

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Pricing for Linux MFA/2FA solution

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