Robin Cohan

What’s new in RSA SecurID® Access?  January 2019 Cloud Authentication Service Release

Blog Post created by Robin Cohan Employee on Jan 21, 2019

The January release for the RSA SecurID® Access Cloud Authentication Service (CAS) is now available. These updates help enterprises provide secure and convenient authentication choices for their users.

Updated Android Push technology - update your app!

Google Android has migrated to new push notification technology - Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM).  The RSA SecurID Authenticate mobile app for Android now supports the newer, more secure push technology.  As a result, all users of the Android app must update their phones with this latest app version (v2.2.1) by March 31, 2019 to continue using push authentications. Please be sure to notify all your Android users of this important update requirement.

Help Desk your way: Administration APIs to integrate CAS into your application

In November, we announced the release of a series of administration APIs, to support the integration of RSA SecurID® Access with your service desk applications.

 

Using these REST APIs, integrated into your service desk application, allows your Help Desk staff to use familiar user interfaces to perform various user management tasks for RSA SecurID® Access users. 

 

This month, we extend the range of these APIs to include user management functions (enable, disable, sync, delete), and expanded user search capabilities.

 

Using our APIs to integrate SecurID Access administrative functions into your existing service desk application can help accelerate administrators’ learning curve for adopting RSA SecurID® Access and reduce training requirements for your help desk administrators.

 

Related to this, the RSA Professional Services help desk solution “RSA SecurID Access Prime” (formerly known as “AM Prime”) has been updated, using these APIs to provide insight into cloud users. It’s really exciting to see how this great help desk solution, used by many of our largest customers, can now expose a single unified interface for management of both token and mobile (cloud) users.

Updated documentation on high availability configurations

RSA SecurID Access is so critical to the operation of our customers’ applications, that high availability configurations of the identity router are routine.  As such, we have updated our product documentation to better explain how to configure IDR connections for high availability deployment. We hope this will make your SecurID Access set up more straightforward.

Additional Identity Source option

RSA has qualified Microsoft Active Directory 2019 for use as an identity source with the Cloud Authentication Service, expanding your configuration options.  Note that this applies only the the cloud service - Authentication Manager will target the updated support in a future release.

 

Expanding MFA reach: monthly connector updates

RSA Partner Engineering continually releases new and updated RSA SecurID® Access connectors.  Connectors are the bridge between RSA SecurID® Access and the resources it’s protecting.  RSA has hundreds of RSA SecurID® Access connectors available, including those for the leading applications you may be looking for. (see link below for complete list).

 

Later this week, these new connectors are planned for release: Pacific Timesheet, Illumio, Float, Teem, Keeper Password Vault.

 

Our extensive catalog of connectors helps customers extend their use of RSA SecurID® Access - helping protect the resources that matter most to you.  See the catalog at:
https://community.rsa.com/community/products/securid/securid-access/integrations

 

For further details on all the new and updated capabilities of the January release, please refer to the Release Notes here:

https://community.rsa.com/docs/DOC-96414 

and product documentation here:

https://community.rsa.com/community/products/securid/securid-access

 

All of these enhancements make RSA SecurID® Access and even more convenient, pervasive and intelligent solution for your authentication needs.

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