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Inline Association of Strong Authentication Second-Factor Credential with a User Account during Virtual Private Network (VPN) Authentication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244919D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-29
Document File: 4 page(s) / 402K

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Srinath Venkataramani: INVENTOR

Abstract

This publication describes a method for provisioning or associating a strong second-factor authentication (2FA) credential for a user account in an enterprise virtual private network (VPN) authentication set-up.

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   Inline Association of Strong Authentication Second-Factor Credential with a User Account during Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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Srinath Venkataramani

Symantec Corporation

Abstract

This publication describes a method for provisioning or associating a strong second-factor authentication (2FA) credential for a user account in an enterprise virtual private network (VPN) authentication set-up.

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Inline Association of Strong Authentication Second-Factor Credential with a User Account during Virtual Private Network (VPN) Authentication

Problem Statement

Today for enterprise users to avail strong authentication (such as two-factor authentication or 2FA) for their virtual private network (VPN) access, they need a strong authentication credential or token. The current solutions offer a model of using a self-service portal/entity where the user logs in with corporate identity and associates a 2FA credential to his/her account. Subsequently, the user can login to the enterprise VPN (that is protected with 2FA) using his/her provisioned 2FA credential. This has two issues:

a) The corporation has to set-up this internet-exposed self-service portal in a demilitarized zone (DMZ). End users will log-in to this portal using an enterprise credential and provision th...