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The Pulse Client generates a safe and secure connection with your corporate Pulse Connect Secure SSL VPN gateway . It also provides quick access to data and business applications from remote locations. You can connect from anywhere and anytime. miniOrange 2FA solution integrates with Pulse Connect Secure SSL VPN to add two-factor authentication to VPN client login. You can enable Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for your Pulse Secure Connect Managed AD directory to add additional security levels. When you enable 2FA, your users enter their username and password (first factor) as usual, and they have to enter an authentication code (the second factor) which will be shared on your virtual or hardware 2FA solution.
To add two-factor authentication to your Pulse Secure, your Pulse Secure Access SSL VPN should be compatible with miniOrange. Log on to your Pulse administrator interface and verify that your firmware is version 8.3 or later. Also you have to do primary authentication configuration for your SSL VPN users, e.g. LDAP authentication to Active Directory.
miniOrange accomplishes this by acting as a RADIUS server that accepts the username/password of the user entered as a RADIUS request and validates the user against the user store as Active Directory (AD). After the first level of authentication, miniOrange prompts the user with 2-factor authentication and either grants/revokes access based on the input by the user.
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external directories such as miniOrange Directory, Microsoft AD, Azure Active Directory/LDAP, AWS Cognito and many more.
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|Client Name:||Any name for your reference.|
|Client IP:||IP address of VPN server which will send Radius authentication request.|
|Shared Secret:||Security key.
For Eg. "sharedsecret"
(Keep this with you, you will need to configure same on VPN Server).
|Vendor Name||Group Attribute||Vendor ID||Vendor Attribute ID|
|Cisco ASA VPN||26 Vendor-Specific||3076||25|
|Fortinet VPN||26 Vendor-Specific||12356||1|
|Palo Alto VPN||26 Vendor-Specific||25461||5|
|SonicWall VPN||26 Vendor-Specific||8741||3|
|Citrix VPN||26 Vendor-Specific||66||16|
|Group Name:||Group for which the policy will apply.|
|Policy Name:||Any Identifier that specifies policy name.|
|Login Method||Login Method for the users associated with this policy.|
|Enable 2-Factor Authentication||Enables Second Factor during Login for users associated with this policy.|
|Enable Adaptive Authentication||Enables Adaptive Authentication for Login of users associated with this policy.|
Only For On-Premise Version
Open Firewall Ports.
|Server||Type in miniOrange RADIUS or any name you prefer.|
|RADIUS Server||For on-premise version: IP of server where IDP(miniOrange) is installed
For cloud version: Use the Radius Server IPs which you got from Step1.
|Secret||The RADIUS shared secret configured in Step 1.
In Step 1 we configured an example Shared Secret as "sharedsecret"
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.
Configure your existing directories such as Microsoft Active Directory, Azure, OpenLDAP, etc.
Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.
|Activate LDAP||All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it|
|Sync users in miniOrange||Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP|
|Fallback Authentication||If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange|
|Allow users to change password||This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server|
|Enable administrator login||On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server|
|Show IdP to users||If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users|
|Send Configured Attributes||If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login|
Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.
Note: Below steps are used to enable one time or manual sync. To enable sync on scheduled basis, you should use LDAP gateway module. Read more and download the LDAP gateway module.
1. Create User in miniOrange
2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.
(The Active Directory Group Provisioning (Sync) setup is done. Now, whenever a user is created or modified in LDAP server and if the Assign Users to groups is enabled, then user group attribute from the LDAP server will be automatically synced and the user group will be assigned or changed accordingly in miniOrange.)
Note: You can follow this guide, if you want to customize and enroll MFA for end users.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to authenticate themselves for two or more factors, in order to gain access to company resources, applications, or a VPN (Pulse Connect Secure in this case). Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) means that users need to provide additional verification factors apart from their username and passwords thus increasing the security of the organization's resources. Checkout more about Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) here.
Depending on the VPN client, 2-factor authentication can take two forms..
miniOrange supports multiple 2FA/MFA authentication methods for Pulse Connect Secure secure access such as, Push Notification, Soft Token, Microsoft / Google Authenticator etc.
|miniOrange Authenticator||Soft Token|
|miniOrange Push Notification|
|Mobile Token||Google Authenticator|
|SMS||OTP Over SMS|
|SMS with Link|
|OTP Over Email|
|Email with Link|
|Call Verification||OTP Over Call|
|Hardware Token||Yubikey Hardware Token|
|Display Hardware Token|
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