Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. You can use AWS WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. Amazon WorkSpaces helps you eliminate the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which helps simplify your desktop delivery strategy. With Amazon WorkSpaces, your users get a fast, responsive desktop of their choice that they can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.
When you enable 2FA / 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 2FA / MFA solution to get access to AWS Workspace Client. At the same time, miniOrange MFA solution allows enterprises to quickly increase security of information and resources without worrying about time for initial set up or future upgrades.
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.
1. Primary authentication initiates with the user submitting his Username and Password for AWS Workspace.
2. User request acts as an authentication request to RADIUS Server(miniOrange).
3. miniOrange RADIUS server passes user credentials to validate against the credentials stored in AD (Active Directory) / Database.
4. Once the user's first level of authentication gets validated AD sends the confirmation to RADIUS Server.
5. Now miniOrange RADIUS Server asks for a 2-factor authentication challenge to the user.
6. Here user submits the response/code which he receives on his hardware/phone.
7. User response is checked at miniOrange’s RADIUS Server side.
8. On successful 2nd factor authentication the user is granted access to the AWS Workspace.
miniOrange provides 15+ 2FA authentication methods for your AWS Workspace: OTP over SMS-Email, Push Notification, Software Token, Google / Microsoft Authenticator etc. You can opt for any of the 2FA methods to secure your AWS Workspace VPN. To enable 2FA, you can enable RADIUS authentication in AWS workspace and configure policies in miniOrange to enable or disable 2FA for users.
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external directories such as miniOrange Directory, Microsoft AD, Azure AD, AWS Cognito and many more.
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Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)/ (MFA) for your AWS Workspace Client to extend security level.
|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).
|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).|
Only For On-Premise Version
Step 1: Open Firewall Ports.
|Display Label||A display value for MFA configuration|
|RADIUS server DNS name or IP addresses||We will provide you our RADIUS Server IP Address on request.|
|Shared secret code||Enter the Shared Secret Code that we configured in Step 1|
|Confirmed shared secret code||Enter the Shared Secret Code that we configured in Step 1|
|Protocol||Select Protocol as : PAP|
|Server timeout (in seconds)||30|
|Max RADIUS request retries||Keep this value as it is|
|Type||Custom UDP Rule|
|Source||Enter the Security Group we copied earlier|
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|
|Backup 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.
1. Create User in miniOrange
2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.
3. Self User Registration
(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.)
(You can follow these steps and use the login URL present in the Branding section.)
For Further Details:What is Two-Factor authentication(2FA)?
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