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Options for Free Multi-Factor Login for Windows 7 PC

Posted on 2017-10-12
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I have a Finance company in a workgroup and they wish to deploy Multi-Factor login for Better Security

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What are my Options???

All Desktops are windows 7-64 Bit

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Question by:Joseph Salazar
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by:Alan
Hi,

Are you talking about remote login, or local?

If local, I am not sure what is being gained here, since the physical security of the office is, effectively, a second factor already - something they know, and somewhere they are.

If remote, then how are they logging in remotely?  Not directly via RDP / Port 3389 I hope - that is very insecure.

Alan.
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by:arnold
In order to even contemplate a second factor of authentication, a single sign on in such as an AD, or use Linux samba+LDAP DC
Then you could add the second component that either uses google's .......
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by:gilnov
A finance company that wants free 2-Factor Authentication?!?! Am I the only one who sees the irony in that in the wake of the Equifax breach?

Be that as it may, WikiID might be worth a look. It is open-source and is free for 5 users: http://www.wikidsystems.com/

Pricing starts at $240 per year for 10 users beyond the 5 free users. Quite reasonable.
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by:Joseph Salazar
Hi Alan,

They are Laptops that are local on the Lan but then Mobile when they visit clients

Already encrypted with Sophos encryption

Cjoego
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by:Alan
You could use SmartCard Logon for Windows 7:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff404285(v=ws.10).aspx


Would that work?

Alan.
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by:McKnife
Look at https://www.rohos.com/products/rohos-logon-free/ it uses usb tokens to logon to windows together with a password.
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by:btan
Try out Authlite. Quite flexible in use case
Its 2FA is using YubiKey Token that can go with your RDP, VPN and the basic OS login. Supports cached/offline logon too.
Its can use Google Authenticator or any that supports OATH-compliant time-based OTP token on your smart phone or tablet.
https://www.authlite.com/capabilities/
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