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Two Factor Authentication for Sophos

miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Sophos VPN Platform. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to Sophos VPN to your employees within minutes.

Sophos

Sophos UTM is one of the first Sophos products to offer advanced next-gen cloud sandboxing technology.Sandstorm provides a whole new level of ransomware and targeted attack protection, visibility, and analysis. It can quickly and accurately identify evasive threats before they enter your network.

miniOrange 2FA for VPN Login

  • miniOrange accomplishes this by acting as a RADIUS server, that accepts the username/password of the user entered as a RADIUS request, validates the user against the user store as Active Directory ( AD ), prompts him for the 2-factor authentication and either grants/revokes access based on the input by the user.

  • Types of 2FA Authentication with RADIUS

  • The 2-factor authentication can be of two types depending on the VPN clients.

    • VPN Clients that support RADIUS Challenge.
    • VPN Clients that do not support RADIUS Challenge.

  • In VPN Clients that support RADIUS Challenge :

    • First step is user's username & password get validated against the credentials stored in Active Directory and 2nd request sends a success response, this request is sent to validate the 2-factor authentication of the user, on successful authentication user is granted access to the application.
    • Authentication methods : All Authentication methods supported by miniOrange. Software Token, Push Notification, OTP over Email to name a few.
    • RADIUS Clients that support this authentication type:
      -> OpenVPN
      -> Palo Alto
      -> Fortinet
      -> Pulse Secure Connect Secure SSL
      -> Sophos
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN Sophos-vpn-support-chart

    We can connect with any External IDP/Directory

    miniOrange provides user authentication from external directories like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc. It also provides user authentication with other IDPs like Shibboleth, PING, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak and many more.

    Can't find your IDP ? Contact us on idpsupport@xecurify.com. We'll help you set it up in no time.


    IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CONTACT US FOR SETTING UP MFA FOR VPN.


    Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your VPN managed active directory to increase security level.

    Step 1: Choose Your User Directory

    1.1: Setup AD as User Directory

    1. Log in to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
    2. From the Side Menu, Click on User Stores >> Add User Store

       Single Sign On (sso) configure user store

    3. Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
    4.  Single Sign On (sso) select ad/ldap as user store

      1. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
      2. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.

      3.  Single Sign On (sso) select ad/ldap user store type
    5. Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier of your choice. Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
    6. Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
    7. Go to AD FS-> Domain-> respective Users -> Properties-> Attribute Editor. Now copy the value of distinguishedName and paste it against Bind Account DN.
    8.  Single Sign On (sso) configure user bind account domain name

    9. Enter the valid password for the user from above step.
    10. Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins.
    11.  Single Sign On (sso) configure user search base

    12. If you want to add extra conditions on user search you can add it in Search Filter. Select a suitable Search Filter from the Drop-Down. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and provide the search filter in the input field that shows up.
    13.  Single Sign On (sso) configure user search filter

    14. You can also configure following options while setting up AD.
    15.  Single Sign On (sso) configure ldap options

      Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.

      Attribute Description
      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

    16. Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Configuration to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
    17.  Single Sign On (sso) test ad/ldap connection

    18. On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
    19.  Single Sign On (sso) ldap successful connection

    20. Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
    21.  Single Sign On (sso) test attributes mapping

    22. Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
    23.  Single Sign On (sso) fetch mapped attributes for user

    24. After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.

    1.2: Setup miniOrange as a User Store

    1. Log in to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
    2. There are 3 ways to setup miniOrange as an Identity Source

      1.1.1 Create User in miniOrange

      • Click on Users >> Add User.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) add user in miniOrange

      • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) add user details

      • Click on On Boarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) email action

      • Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
      • On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Reset Password button.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) reset user password
      • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

      1.1.2 Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

      • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) add user via bulk upload

      • In Bulk User Registration download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) download sample csv file

      • To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
      •  Single Sign On (sso) bulk upload user

      • After uploading the csv file successfully, you will see a success message with a link.
      • Click on that link you will see list of users to send activation mail. Select users to send activation mail and click on Send Activation Mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.

      1.1.3 Self User Registration

      • miniOrange self user registration allows end users to register themselves using customized registration form. miniOrange admin users can customize the registration form by adding more custom fields accodring to their choice. Learn More

    Step 2: User Import and Provisioning

    • This Step involves Importing the users from the Active Directory and Provisioning them.
    • Following are the ways to Import users from Active Directory:
      1. Step 2.1: Import Users And Auto Register (Recommended)

        • Go to Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  miniorange settings

        • Enable the User-Auto Register Option and click Save.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Enable User Auto Register

        • From the Left-Side menu select Users >> User Sync/Provisioning.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Sync1

        • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
        • Toggle the Import Users Check box and set Select User Unique Identifier as samaccountname.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Sync Active Directory Configuration1

        • Click on Save and the click on the Import Users tab.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Sync Import Operation1

        • Select Active Directory in the Select App to Import Users From Dropdown.
        • Then click on Import to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
        • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User List1

        • All the imported users will be auto registered.

        Step 2.2: Import Users And send Activation link

        • From the Left-Side menu select Users >> User Sync/Provisioning.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Sync2

        • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
        • Toggle the Import Users Check box and set Select User Unique Identifier as samaccountname.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Sync Active Directory Configuration2

        • Click on Save and the click on the Import Users tab.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Sync Import Operation2

        • Select Active Directory in the Select App to Import Users From Dropdown.
        • Then click on Import to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
        • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User List2

        • Now Click on the On Boarding Status Tab and select the users you want to Activate in the miniOrange.
        • Select Send Activation Mail and Password Reset Link from Select Action Drop Down.
        • Click on Apply.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Send Activation Link

        • Mails will be sent to all the selected end users.
        • End Users will activate their account using the link provided in the Email.

        Step 2.3: On the Fly User Creation

        • From the Side Menu, Click on User Stores.
        • Select the Active Directory that we configured earlier in Step 1 and click on Edit.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Edit User Store

        • Enable Sync Users in miniOrange.
        • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Sync Users in miniOrange

        • Now, every user that is not registered in miniOrange will be automatically registered on first login.

    Step 3: Creating User Groups(Recommended)

    • Select Groups >> Manage Groups from left panel.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Manage Groups

    • Click on the Create Group button on the top.
    • Enter an appropriate Group Name and click on Create Group.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Create Groups

    • In this guide we have created a Group by name VPN_Group.
    • Assign various members to the group using the Assign User option associated with the group in the groups list.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  User Assign

    • Select the Users that are required to be assigned to this group. Then Select Assign to Group in Select Action Dropdown. Then click Apply.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Assignment to Group

    Step 4: Configuring 2FA two factor authentication for End-Users

    • Login into your End-User Dashboard.
    • Select Configure 2FA from left panel.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  End-User Dashboard

    • Browse through the Second factor options and choose an appropriate method to be used by the particular End-User during login.
    • In this guide, we have selected the method "OTP OVER SMS". You can explore the guide to setup other methods here.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Enduser 2fa configuration

    • Click on configure/reconfigure "OTP OVER SMS".
    • Enter you phone number along with the necessary country code and click on SAVE below. After the Phone details are saved successfully, click on the Save button on the top bar to set this as your 2FA method.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Enduser 2fa phone

    • To use a particular method of 2FA, we configure that method first and then select the method and click on SAVE.
    • Currently used method is denoted by green color.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Enduser 2fa phone active

    Step 5: Add the Radius Client in miniOrange

    • Click on Apps >> Manage Apps.
    • Click on Configure Apps.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  configure apps

    • Select Radius tab and select Radius Client.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  radius client

    • Configure details below to add Radius Client.
    • 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).
      Do not Support Challenge: Keep this Unchecked.
    • Configure the following Policy details for the Radius App.
    • 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.
      2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  Add App

    • Click on Save.


    • NOTE: For On-Premise version follow the below steps before testing the connectivity.

      Only For On-Premise Version

    • By Default, the RADIUS Server does not get started with Tomcat.
    • Open the WEB.xml file from your miniOrange repository .....\mo-idp-server-3.3.0\moas\WEB_INF\web.xml.
    • Search for RadiusServerInit.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for <?php$radius_vpn_name?>: Enable radius exchangeprotocol

    • Uncomment the commented RadiusServerInit Servlet.
    • Keep the port 1812 open for using RADIUS Service.
    • Save and Restart Tomcat.

    Step 6: Add Another Policy (Optional)

    • Here, we will configure a policy for the User Group that we created in the Step 3 and associate it with the VPN Application.
    • Click on Policies tab >> App Authentication Policy.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  App Authentication Policy

    • Click on Add Policy tab.
    • In Step 1 Select the RADIUS App that we configured earlier.
    • In Step 2 Select the required User Group in Group Name and enter Policy name as “<Any Name>”.
    • In this guide, we will configure a Password Only policy for Open_VPN group. So, only the Open_VPN group members can access VPN Services without a Second Factor.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  App Add Policy

    • Admin can change the second factor of the End user from the User List.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN: User list in miniorange

    • Under Action Click on Select and then select Reset Second Factor.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN: User list in miniorange and Reset second factor

    Step 7: Enable automatic user creation

    • Sign in to the Sophos UTM Web Administrator console with sufficient privileges.
    • Navigate to Definitions & Users > Authentication Services, and then click Add to define a new RADIUS server.
    • On the Global Settings tab check the box to Create users automatically, as shown below:
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  global settings

    • In the Automatic User Creation for Facilities check the appropriate facilities for your environment, as shown above.
      Recommendation: Select Client Authentication and End-User Portal.

    Step 8: Configure a New Authentication Server

    • In the Sophos UTM Web Admin console, navigate to Definitions & Users > Authentication Services, and select the Servers tab. The screen shown below opens.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN  radius server

    • Click the New Authentication Server... button.
    • Configure the Following Details:
    • Backend: RADIUS
      Position: Top
      Server
      Name: Unique and appropriate name
      Type: Host
      IPV4 address: For on-premise version: IP of server where IDP(miniOrange) is installed
      For cloud version: Contact us at info@xecurify.com to get the IP
      Interface: The appropriate interface for your environment
      Port: 1812
      Shared Secret: Secret Key for the Sophos (RADIUS) App defined in step 1
      Authentication timeout (sec): 60
    • Click on the Save button.

    Step 9: Create a RADIUS Backend Group

    • In the Sophos UTM Web Admin console, navigate to Definitions & Users > Users & Groups, and select the Groups tab. The screen shown below opens.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN Users and groups

    • Click New Group...
    • Configure the Add Group Section with the following information:
    • Group Name: Unique and appropriate name
      Group Type: Backend Membership
      Backend: RADIUS
    • Click Save to save the settings.

    Step 10: Allow group access to resources

    • In the Sophos UTM Web Admin console, navigate to Remote Access, and select the desired connection method. The screen shown below opens.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN remote access group

    • Click New HTML5 VPN Portal Connection... or use an existing connection.
    • Add the group you created in Step 9 to the Users and Groups or Allowed Users (Userportal) list.

    Step 11: Test miniOrange 2FA setup for Sophos VPN Login

    • Right-Click the VPN icon and select "Connect"
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN client connect

    • Login with the same Username and Password.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN client login

    • You will be prompted to enter your OTP. Enter this in the dialog box that appears.
    • Verify your connection by seeing if the tray icon went from Red to Green.
    • 2FA two factor authentication for Sophos VPN client success

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