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RDP MFA is a crucial security measure to protect remote access to systems and servers. Implementing RDP MFA involves configuring Multi-Factor Authentication, integrating it with the RDP server, and configuring the authentication policies.
After enabling MFA, when a user attempts to connect to the remote system via RDP, they will be prompted to provide their regular username and password, as well as the additional factor of authentication, which could be a one-time code generated by a mobile app, Microsoft Authenticator, or a biometric scan. When both factors are successfully verified verified then only the user gains access to the remote system.
Enabling Multi-factor authentication (MFA) reduces the risk of unauthorized access even if credentials are compromised. Similarly, MFA can be Implemented for Windows Local logon. Follow the setup guide to configure Windows & RDP MFA.
miniOrange 2FA/MFA Credential Provider for Windows logon and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access supports following Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Methods:-
|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|
miniOrange Credential Provider supports both client and server operating systems.
Supported Microsoft Windows Client versions:
Supported Windows Server versions (GUI and core installs):
miniOrange Two-Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA) Credential Provider for Remote Desktop (RDP) Protocol and Windows logon also requires .NET Framework 4.5 or later. If the correct .NET version is not present on your system then miniOrange Credential Provider setup prompts you to install the .NET Framework and can also be installed via group policy software publishing and Group policy administrative templates.
miniOrange offers free help through a consultation call with our System Engineers to Install or Setup Two-Factor/Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) solution in your environment with 30 days trial.
For this, you need to just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot and we'll help you setting it up in no time.
In this step, we are going to setup your 2FA preferences, such as:
If you’re using On-premise IDP application, please replace the IDP Server URL with base URL of your On-premise IDP application and make sure that URL is accessible from this machine. You can also use the IP of the server where the IDP application is hosted.
Please make sure that at this point the user with same username as windows exists in miniOrange and has 2FA set up.
For instructions on setting up 2FA from Self Service Console, see this link .
Skip this step if you’re not configuring this on a domain joined machine
Note: The logo and Message on login page can be customized from the General tab in miniOrange configuration
For Deployment and Configuration using Group Policy, please see our miniOrange 2FA for Windows Logon & RDP Group Policy Documentation.
The user initiates the login to Windows or Remote Desktop Service either through a Remote Desktop Client or via the RD Web login page from his browser, after which the RADIUS request is sent from the miniOrange RD Web component installed on the target machine to the miniOrange RADIUS server, which authenticates the user via Local AD, and after successful authentication, two-factor authentication (2FA) of the user is invoked. After the user validates himself, he is granted access to the Remote Desktop Service (RDP).
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