2-Factor Authentication (2FA) in CloudLink Center

This topic provides information about the 2FA in CloudLink Center.

For Enterprise and Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack—To access CloudLink Center, a user must provide both a user name and password. For increased security, you may require a user to log in using 2FA. After providing the CloudLink Center credentials, the user must provide additional credentials generated by a third-party provider.

CloudLink supports two-factor authentication using these third-party providers:

  • Google Authenticator—This application is typically installed on the user’s mobile device and generates a token that the user provides as the additional credentials when logging in to CloudLink Center.
  • RSA SecurID—A hardware or software token generates a tokencode that the user provides as the additional credentials when logging in to CloudLink Center.

For PowerFlex—To access CloudLink Center, a user must provide both a user name and password. For increased security, you may require a user to log in using 2FA. After providing the CloudLink Center credentials, the user must provide additional credentials generated by a third-party provider.

CloudLink supports two-factor authentication using these third-party providers:

  • Google Authenticator—This application is typically installed on the user’s mobile device and generates a token that the user provides as the additional credentials when logging in to CloudLink Center.
  • RSA SecurID—A hardware or software token generates a token code that the user provides as the additional credentials when logging in to CloudLink Center.

Two-factor authentication is available for individual local and domain users, but not for domain group users. For more information, see CloudLink Center user types.

NOTE: If you configure CloudLink Center to use Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) and 2FA, CloudLink Center uses only the IWA credentials for domain users.

Before you can set up users for two-factor authentication using RSA SecurID, you must configure the RSA Authentication Manager. For more information, see RSA Authentication Manager.