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As many organizations are now shifting towards remote work and hybrid-work, there is a need to find various ways to enable remote working. VDI solution is one of their choices. AWS WorkSpaces can provide a quick win VDI solution but it still needs to spend efforts to set up some authentications and security settings. Easy access also brings up a set of challenges associated with security concerns to stop your data from being accessed by unauthorized users protecting it from various sorts of cyberattacks.
Some SME companies, may not have their own RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server and OTP (one-time password) server to enable MFA. Easy access also brings up a set of challenges associated with security concerns to stop your data from being accessed by unauthorized users protecting it from various sorts of cyberattacks. So here the miniOrange Two-Factor Authentication solution comes into the frame. When you enable MFA for AWS Workspaces, 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 MFA solution to get access to AWS Workspace Client.
miniOrange provides 15+ authentication methods for Two-Factor Authentication (MFA) or Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for various use cases like AWS. It allows IAM users and organizations to set up certain authentication and settings which includes password restrictions, restricting sign-in methods, Google or Microsoft Authenticator, Authy 2-Factor authentication app & miniOrange Authenticator app. You can follow this detailed guide to setup MFA over AWS Workspaces.
The 2-factor authentication can be of two types depending on the VPN clients.
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 supports multiple 2FA/MFA authentication methods for Amazon (AWS) WorkSpaces 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|
You can opt for any of the MFA methods to secure your Amazon (AWS) WorkSpaces. To integrate MFA, you can enable RADIUS authentication in Amazon (AWS) WorkSpaces and configure policies in miniOrange to enable or disable MFA for users.
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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|Display Label||A display value for MFA configuration|
|RADIUS server DNS name or IP addresses||188.8.131.52|
|Shared secret code||Enter the Shared Secret Code of your choice|
|Confirmed shared secret code||Enter the Shared Secret Code of your choice|
|Protocol||Select Protocol as : PAP|
|Server timeout (in seconds)||30|
|Max RADIUS request retries||Keep this value as it is|
|Client Name:||Any name for your reference.|
|Client IP:||Enter the Client IP that we got in the previous step.|
|Shared Secret:||Security key.
For Eg. "sharedsecret"
(Keep this with you, you will need to configure same on VPN Server).
|Send Groups in Response||Enable this to send user groups as Vendor-Specific Group Attributes.|
|Group Name:||Group for which the policy will apply.|
|Policy Name:||Any Identifier that specifies policy name.|
|Login Method-Mobile Only Policy||Users login using a Mobile authentication method e.g. SMS, Push Notification, Soft token (Passwordless authentication).|
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Step 1: Open Firewall Ports.
|Type||Custom UDP Rule|
|Source||Enter the Security Group we copied earlier|
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.)
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