Options for Free Multi-Factor Login for Windows 7 PC

I have a Finance company in a workgroup and they wish to deploy Multi-Factor login for Better Security

Looking for Free

What are my Options???

All Desktops are windows 7-64 Bit

Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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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.

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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gilnovSystems AdministratorCommented:
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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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi Alan,

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

Already encrypted with Sophos encryption

You could use SmartCard Logon for Windows 7:


Would that work?

Look at https://www.rohos.com/products/rohos-logon-free/ it uses usb tokens to logon to windows together with a password.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
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.
Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone,

All Great Assistance we ended up going with DUO Free Version

Selected the RDP as Software protection Item and everything worked

Like a Champ.

Ok, what of the options that DUO offers did you use as 2nd factor?

(by the way: the pointing wizard allows to assign points equally).
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