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What is the easiest way to secure local Windows administrator accounts with 2FA?

I need to secure local Windows administrator accounts with 2FA.  I do not have active directory.  What is the easiest way to do this?

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McKnife

8/22/2022 - Mon
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arnold

Secure from whom?

It is not an AD environment, what is the environment peer to peer where you have multiple systems and where you manually have to synchronize and maintain systems?

Much depends on your need, look at Samba4 AD/DC setup example.

Look at cisco's  DUO
Kimputer

See here: https://help.eset.com/esa/30/en-US/installation_of_authentication_server.html
While highly uncommon, they did foresee users NOT in a domain would be able to use it (use standalone mode).
Obviously requires licenses per user per year (and I think 5 is a minimum).
There's no easier way, to get a PUSH to mobile phone MFA solution.
Dr. Klahn

I need to secure local Windows administrator accounts

If you can't trust your own on-site people at the administrator level to use proper passwords, change them at least monthly, and keep them secret -- then requiring two-factor authentication isn't going to help.
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McKnife

Look at https://www.rohos.com/products/rohos-logon-free/
They offer a free version to test. Only the payware adds 2FA however.
Kimputer

It sounded like the question wasn't about trusting other admins, but more about somehow more about losing (stolen) or brute-forced credentials (in which case MFA would help)
But I could be wrong. Only asker can elaborate on it.
jd1114

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Thank you for your feedback.  To answer Kimputer, the main goal here is compliance.
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Jackie Man

Compliance to which standards / requirements?
McKnife

It would be interesting to learn what convinced you that Yubikey is the easiest way here. May I ask you to share your reasons?