As of today, we’ve finished implementing two-factor authentication in Passwordstate V6, using RSA’s SecurID solution. Once we have a beta of Version 6 available, we’ll be asking for testers of this functionality, as we’ve only been able to test using RSA Authentication Manager 7.1 SP4 Patch 22 – the Authentication Agent library we’re using is meant to be compatible with Authentication Manager 6.x, 7.x and the upcoming 8.x – due for release later this month.
Configuring Passwordstate to use SecurID is a fairly simple process, and we’ve written up specific documentation to assist customers with the initial configuration. Once done, you will be able to choose anyone of the following options:
- Secure access to Passwordstate using SecurID Authentication – this is for both installs of either Active Directory authentication, or forms based authentication
- Secure access to Passwordstate using both AD and SecurID Authentication – obviously only for AD users
- Secure access to Password Lists using SecurID Authentication
We’ve also added a new option called ‘If one of the SecurID Authentication options are selected, auto-populate the UserID field based on the current logged in user – domain suffix will be dropped if using Active Directory version of Passwordstate’. If your Passwordstate UserID’s are the same format as your SecurID User ID’s, then this makes it a little quicker to authenticate.
Now for some screenshots:
Secure access to Passwordstate using SecurID Authentication
Secure access to Passwordstate using both AD and SecurID Authentication
Secure access to Password Lists using SecurID Authentication
We hope you like this feature when version 6 is available.