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I am looking to do 2 factor authentication when logging into a computer. We currently have Secure ID we have the software on our phones. Could I use this to log into my computer as a 2 factor authentication? If that is possible can you share the documentation to do this. Thank you.
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In order to implement two factor authentication for computers at your company, you'd need to install an RSA Authentication Agent on the laptop or desktop. If, for example, your user has a laptop running Microsoft WIndows 10, you would install the RSA Authentication Agent for Microsoft Windows on the machine.
The user of that machine is placed into a challenge group so when she logs in to it she is prompted for their RSA SecurID passcode. The passcode is sent to the server and access is granted or denied.
Absolutely! The RSA Authentication Agents are all free for download and testing.
Use this link to obtain the software: RSA Auth Agent for Microsoft Windows Downloads.
Release notes and documentation can be found on the RSA Authentication Agent for Microsoft Windows page.
Don't (oh, he said they do have it.) also need a component to 'Host' on their network side of things? An RSA authentication server, or something? ~ It would be great if the 'RSA Auth Agent for Microsoft Windows Downloads' worked with an existing RSA maintained server visible to "Public space", but this is not the impression I get from your reply.
If a Soft Token Trial Edition existed that potential RSA customers could download and install to access a secure 'Dropbox -style' demo account, this might demonstrate the ease of Two-factor authentication to persons unfamiliar with it.
Only asking because this topic is SO important right now, and I may have clients who wish to 'Trial' (try out) the Two-factor Authentication model for themselves also. Thanks very much.
Yes, there are two things needed for authentication to work:
- The agent side, whether that is an RSA Authentication Agent or one of our many partner products, whose implementation guides are available via the RSA Ready pages. All of the agents and the implementation guides are available for free via RSA Link.
- The RSA Authentication Manager server software is also available for download via RSA Link. To download the full kit software, service packs and/or patches, your account on RSA Link must be linked to a company with an entitlement, such as a valid support contract or license number.
If are looking to trial Authentication Manager and/or just the RSA SecurID software tokens (if you have an RSA Authentication Manager deployment already), your inside sales representative will have to complete a trial request form to process through our teams. I've contacted your RSA sales rep to get the process started for you. He should be contacting you shortly.
While the agents and Authentication Manager software are available for software download, in order to keep our tokens secure, including trial tokens, we only provide the token seed records via snail mail only and are typically received in five days.
Let me know if you have further questions!
Thank you. The inside sales representative may not be the correct one for me on this issue, because I was asking about the "Trial" scenario for another (part-time) employer and the variety of clients encountered with it. I often have the opportunity to speak with individual business owners about computer security, disposing of older hardware, replacing hard drives and things of this nature. In the course of those discussions, I occasionally pull out my RSA SecurID, explain the use of it and a few benefits; and in this way some "all around" knowledge is helpful. The last paragraph of your reply was very much on point Erica, thank you for this information (trial tokens). If an affiliate marketing program exists, my part-time employer may be interested in learning more about it - or I could learn the details and then pass it along to the CEO.