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NMAS Authentication for Novell eDirectory, via Biometric Client and Server Login Kits

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Posted: 22 Aug 2007

LinuxWorld, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale, CA, August 7, 2007 - Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) and 123ID, Inc. today announced a suite of new biometric login kits for Novell® eDirectoryTM, the directory service that forms the basis for many of the world's major identity-management deployments. The new biometric login enables users to access Novell eDirectory running on Linux, NetWare or Windows. The product numbers are NMAS-UMS-2210, 2220, 2230, 2300, 2310, 4210, 4220, 4300 and 4310.

Fujitsu has combined its industry-leading fingerprint sensor technology, including the MBF200 single touch sensor and MBF320 Sweep Sensor®, with software specifically developed by 123ID, an innovative software developer specializing in pattern analysis and fingerprint matching. The resulting biometric solution replaces password authentication for transaction-type identification and verification in eDirectory, Novell?s cross-platform infrastructure for managing, securing, accessing, and developing major network components. To authenticate themselves and access eDirectory, users simply touch the fingerprint sensor and are accepted by Identify, a feature of the Fujitsu eDirectory login system that provides a complete one-to-many authentication.

The Fujitsu eDirectory login features include:

  • Self-enrollment (Post Login) Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS) sequence that enrolls users into eDirectory after login without the need for administrative validation. A component of eDirectory, NMAS secures the network and controls access using one or more login methods
  • Remote client authentication (Disconnect Mode) offers roaming client stations the capability to log into eDirectory under the same trusted Novell authentication rules; Synchronized co-existence with other NMAS methods, such as Novell SecureLogin. The 123ID technology provides native biometric compatibility with the Novell Linux client; Easy setup and configuration for administrators
  • Interoperability with any biometric scanners supported by 123ID
  • Native International Committee for Information Technology Standards (NICITS) 378 and FIPS-201 templates as delivered by the 123ID technology

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