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miniOrange makes it easy to add an extra layer of security to your OpenVPN for pfSense VPN connection with just a few simple steps. With remote work becoming more prevalent, ensuring a secure remote access environment is critical.
OpenVPN for pfSense is a highly versatile VPN endpoint agent that provides multiple security services to protect your enterprise. With miniOrange, you can quickly enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your OpenVPN connected to pfSense to increase security levels. With 2FA, users enter their username and password as usual and then must enter a code generated by apps such as Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, OTP over SMS/Email, or Push Notification. This added security measure makes it much harder for unauthorized users to gain access to your VPN connection.
In summary, implementing 2FA with miniOrange and OpenVPN for pfSense is an easy and effective way to ensure your remote access environment is secure. You can follow the below guide to complete the setup.
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 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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|Any name for your reference.
|IP address of VPN server which will send Radius authentication request.
For Eg. "sharedsecret"
(Keep this with you, you will need to configure same on VPN Server).
|Vendor Attribute ID
|Cisco ASA VPN
|Palo Alto VPN
|Group for which the policy will apply.
|Any Identifier that specifies policy name.
|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
Open Firewall Ports.
Note: pfsense is a firewall which usually works with other VPN clients. You'll need a VPN client to setup 2fa with Netgate pfsense. You can connect OpenVPN and IPsec VPN among others.
|Specify any name you like.
|Always select RADIUS.
|Hostname or IP address
|Enter the hostname or IP address of Radius server of miniOrange that you got from Step 1.
|Shared Secret used while app creation in miniOrange.
|Change to Authentication.
|N/A. Leave the default value.
|Change to 60
|RADIUS NAS IP Attribute
|Enter the IP to use for the “NAS-IP-Address” attribute during RADIUS Access-Requests.
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.
|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
|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.)
Note: You can follow this guide, if you want to customize and enroll MFA for end users.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an authentication method that requires the user to authenticate themselves for two or more factors, in order to gain access to company resources, applications, or a VPN (OpenVPN on pfSense in this case). Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) means that users need to provide additional verification factors apart from their username and passwords thus increasing the security of the organization's resources. Checkout more about Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) here.
Depending on the VPN client, 2-factor authentication can take two forms..
miniOrange supports multiple 2FA/MFA authentication methods for OpenVPN on pfSense secure access such as, Push Notification, Soft Token, Microsoft / Google Authenticator etc.
|miniOrange Push Notification
|OTP Over SMS
|SMS with Link
|OTP Over Email
|Email with Link
|OTP Over Call
|YubiKey Hardware Token
|Display Hardware Token
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