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Forcepoint is an open-source commercial software that implements VPN techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. After setting up your own Forcepoint server, you may want to enhance it's security. One way to do that is to enable 2FA/MFA (Two-Factor Authentication) for your Forcepoint login.
miniOrange provides secure access to your Forcepoint by enabling strong authentication with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) using miniOrange RADIUS server. When you integrate Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on your Forcepoint Server, your users need to enter their username and password (first factor) as usual, and as a second factor they have to enter an authentication code which will be shared virtually on their device or in the form of a hardware token. This 2FA/MFA solution adds an additional security measure to prevent unwanted users getting access to your Forcepoint server.
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 Forcepoint secure access such as, Push Notification, Soft Token, Microssoft / 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 2FA methods to secure your Forcepoint . To integrate 2FA, you can enable RADIUS authentication in Forcepoint 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 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).
|Include Password & OTP in same Request||Check this option for clients which takes password and the OTP in same request. Otherwise keep it unchecked.|
|Send Groups in Response||Enable this to send user groups as Vendor-Specific Group Attributes.|
|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.|
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Open Firewall Ports.
|Name||Give name for your radius server.|
|IP Address||Add the Radius Server IP obtained from Step 1.|
|Resolve||Automatically resolves the IP address of the server from a domain name in the Name field.|
|Location||Specifies the location for the server if there is a NAT device between the server and other SMC components.|
|Contact Addresses||1. Default — Used by default whenever a component that belongs to another Location connects to this server.
2. Exceptions — Opens the Exceptions dialog box.
|Shared Secret||Enter the Shared secret that we used to configure RADIUS app in miniOrange IDP. In step 1 we configured the shared secret as "sharedsecret".|
|Number of Retries||Specifies the number of times Firewalls try to connect to the RADIUS authentication server if the connection fails.|
|Timeout||Specifies the time (in seconds) that Firewalls wait for the RADIUS authentication server to reply (Recommended time 60 seconds).|
|Tools Profile||Adds custom commands to the server right-click menu. Click Select to select a Tools Profile element.|
|Name||Shows the name of the Authentication Method.|
|Type||Shows the authentication type.
|Comment||Double-click the cell to enter a comment.|
|Add||Opens the Select Element dialog box and adds the selected authentication method to the Authentication Methods list.|
|Edit||Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected authentication method.|
|Remove||Removes the selected authentication method.|
1. Make sure that the shared secret is entered identically in the Management Client and on the RADIUS authentication server.
2. The identity that the Firewall provides to the server is the IP address of the interface that has been selected as the value for the IPv4 Identity for Authentication Requests or IPv6 Identity for Authentication Requests or the IPv6 Identity for Authentication Requests or IPv6 Identity for Authentication Requests in the Firewall’s Interface Options.
Note: The IP address used as the identity is a name only. The interface and IP address used for the authentication-related connections is selected based on the Firewall’s routing information just like for any other connection.
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|
|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.
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.)
With the help of this guide you will be able to configure Two-Factor Authentication (2FA/MFA) for Forcepoint Login.
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