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MFA LDAP Authentication

Prevent unauthorized access to LDAP by adding an additional layer of security with multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all your users.

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LDAP Authentication: Configure LDAP MFA

Why Should You Consider MFA for LDAP?

LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is employed to both retrieve and update directories within a network. Its scope extends to overseeing user permissions for servers, applications, and databases. However, LDAP's reliance on passwords for authentication poses a risk, as these can be compromised through various means like weak passwords, phishing, or brute force tactics. In the event of unauthorized access, all associated resources become vulnerable.

To fortify LDAP authentication and bolster security in LDAP Microsoft Entra ID integration, miniOrange introduces Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This pivotal layer of defense mandates users to furnish an additional authentication factor, such as a one-time password (OTP) sent to their mobile devices. This added step significantly heightens the barrier for hackers, making it substantially more challenging for them to breach sensitive information through LDAP login attempts. This integration safeguards LDAP security, shielding critical resources from potential threats.

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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How does LDAP MFA work?

MFA for LDAP works by adding an extra authentication factor to the LDAP authentication process. Here is a detailed description of the process:

LDAP MFA Multi-Factor authentication

Benefits of MFA over LDAP

Enhanced Security with Role-based MFA

Enforce granular access security policies and gain insights into users’ access devices, and set MFA policies for each user based on their role in the organization

Prevent Unauthorized Access & Data Breaches

Protect your data from phishing threats and reduce the risk of a data breach with an additional layer of authentication to enhance security.

Easily Maintain Compliance & Avoid Penalties

Many regulatory compliances, such as HIPAA and GDPR, require organizations to implement MFA to protect sensitive data. In case of a data breach due to negligence, companies can be fined with hefty penalties.

Effortless LDAP MFA Integration

LDAP MFA can be easily integrated with existing LDAP-based authentication systems, reducing the need for additional infrastructure investments

MFA for both On-Premise and Cloud Apps

Enable consistent access security for both On-premises and Cloud applications.

LDAP MFA Use Cases at miniOrange

Remote Desktop Services
Active Directory

You can configure to verify user login and password against Active Directory during the first step of MFA for Remote Desktop Services logins . RD Gateway and RD Web can similarly use Active Directory as the Identity Provider along with the miniOrange MFA solution.

Network Devices

miniOrange adds an extra layer of security by adding Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Network Devices including VPN, Firewall, Switches, Routers, etc. Any LDAP directory can be configured with the miniOrange MFA solution to provide authentication services to any network device.

Single Sign-On

To protect your cloud applications, miniOrange provides flexible Single Sign-On (SSO) and supports multiple protocols like SAML, OAuth & JWT and if your system doesn’t support any protocols, we will provide you custom connectors.

Our Customers across the World...

DBS miniOrange Integration Success Story

"miniOrange provided DBS with a solution to restrict access to Fortigate VPN with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Because the organization wanted the entire setup to be protected from internet exposure,..."

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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is Multifactor Authentication?

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security mechanism used to protect digital accounts, systems, or applications by requiring users to provide multiple forms of identification before gaining access. By combining multiple factors, multifactor authentication adds an extra layer of protection to your accounts and systems. Even if one factor is compromised, the attacker would still need access to the other factors to gain unauthorized entry.

Is LDAP MFA compatible with mobile devices and applications?

Yes, LDAP Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is compatible with mobile devices. Users can receive one-time passwords (OTP) through authentication apps, push notifications, or SMS/email for added security during authentication. This enhances protection for LDAP-protected resources.

Are there backup authentication methods available for LDAP MFA?

Yes, LDAP Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) typically offers backup methods like recovery codes, email verification, SMS, voice call, and security questions. These provide alternatives if the primary MFA method is unavailable.

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