OpenVPN is a VPN software and protocol which uses both the VPN techniques to provide security to site-to-site connections. Also, it secures a point-to-point connection. You can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your OpenVPN managed active directory to increase security level. When you enable 2FA, your users enter their username and password (first factor) as usual, and they have to enter an authentication code (the second factor) which will share on your virtual or hardware 2FA solution.
miniOrange 2FA for VPN Login
The 2-factor authentication can be of two types depending on the VPN clients.
miniOrange provides user authentication from external directories like Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, AWS Cognito etc.
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Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your VPN Client to increase security level.
1.1: Setup AD as User Directory
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.
1.2: Setup miniOrange as a User Store
1.2.1 Create User in miniOrange
1.2.2 Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.
1.2.3 Self User Registration
|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.|
|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.|
Only For On-Premise Version
Step 1: Open Firewall Ports.
|Hostname or IP Address:||For on-premise version: IP of server where IDP(miniOrange) is installed
For cloud version: Contact us at email@example.com to get the IP
|Shared Secret:||Security Key that was configured in miniOrange IDP.
In step 1 we configured this as "sharedsecret"
For Further Details:Two-Factor authentication
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