9.0 Using Multi-Factor Advanced Authentication with Filr

Filr 3.2 introduces Advanced Authentication support for LDAP users. An LDAP user is prompted for additional authentication steps in addition to the typical username and password authentication to log in to Filr provided the Filr administrator has enabled multi-factor authentication on the Filr server.

Non-LDAP users are prompted only for the username and password to log into Filr.

Advanced Authentication is a multi-factor authentication solution that enables you to protect your sensitive data by using a more advanced way of authentication, in addition to the typical username and password authentication. This additional layer of security helps to ensure the identity of a user and reduce the risk of unauthorized access to Filr.

Advanced Authentication provides a single authentication framework that ensures secure access to all your devices with minimal administration. With Advanced Authentication, you can use different types of authenticators such as a Security Question, a PIN, and an OTP to authenticate on diverse platforms.

Authentication comprises the following three factors:

  • Something that you know such as password, PIN, and security questions.

  • Something that you have such as smartcard, token, and mobile phone.

  • Something that you are such as biometrics (fingerprint or iris).

You can achieve multi-factor or strong authentication by using any two factors out of this list. For example, multi-factor authentication can include the combination of a password and a token or a smartcard and a fingerprint.

For more information about using the NetIQ Advanced Authentication Framework and the supported authentication providers, see the NetIQ Advanced Authentication Framework documentation website.