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Multi Factor Authentication using B2B/SFG Inbound and Outbound

  • 1.  Multi Factor Authentication using B2B/SFG Inbound and Outbound

    Posted Mon January 13, 2020 11:39 AM
    Wanted to know if anyone has setup multi factor authentication for B2B/SFG?  

    We have been using it for inbound authentication but wanted to know if anyone has set this up for outbound communication.  And outside of ID/password what other forms of authentication are companies using.  We are aware of Google/Microsoft Authenticator for web access, but for other protocols such as FTPS/SFTP what are people using?

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    KHARLON GALBREATH
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  • 2.  RE: Multi Factor Authentication using B2B/SFG Inbound and Outbound

    Posted Tue January 14, 2020 02:33 AM
    Dear Kharlon, B2B/SFG on its own doesn't manage multi-factor authentication. There's a specific product born to enhance security, the IBM Secure Proxy, that can be installed and configured with it's module SEAS to grant multi-factor authentication to B2B/SFG.
    Please have a look at the related documentation here (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4T7T_6.0.0/com.ibm.help.seas.overview.doc/seas_user_authent_and_authrzn_steps.html) and here (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4T7T_6.0.0/com.ibm.help.seas.fielddefs.doc/seas_ldap_auth_def.html).
    Best regards

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    Emiliano Pacelli
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  • 3.  RE: Multi Factor Authentication using B2B/SFG Inbound and Outbound

    Posted Tue January 14, 2020 09:30 AM
    Emiliano thanks for the response.  We are already using multi-factor authentication for INBOUND communication via FTPS/SFTP/HTTPS protocols.  We were just curious how others using B2B/SFTP set it up.  If users are using stuff like digital certificates/SSH keys or some other method to do the 2nd form of authentication.

    We actually ran a test yesterday and were able to do multi-factor authentication OUTBOUND using the SFTP protocol. 

    Also does IBM have any plans to support multi-factor authentication going forward?


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    KHARLON GALBREATH
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