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Title: Using Pulse Connect Secure© to Implement Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions

Abstract

Pulse Connect Secure© (PCS) is a trusted platform for government agencies to provide secure access to web portals. As more and more accounts are being hacked, and web sites are being compromised, single-factor authentication with a username and password has become insufficient to adequately protect authenticated web portals. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), granting user access only when two or more independent pieces of information are presented, has become a necessary tool in the prevention of security breaches.This paper provides an overview of three MFA solutions that utilize the features of PCS. Categories include Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card authentication, service provider initiated (SP–initiated) Security Assertion Markup Language based (SAML–based) authentication, and identity provider initiated (IdP–initiated) SAML–based authentication.

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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1550735
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2019/1235
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Nance, Brad. Using Pulse Connect Secure© to Implement Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1550735.
Nance, Brad. Using Pulse Connect Secure© to Implement Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions. United States. doi:10.2172/1550735.
Nance, Brad. Thu . "Using Pulse Connect Secure© to Implement Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions". United States. doi:10.2172/1550735. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1550735.
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title = {Using Pulse Connect Secure© to Implement Multi-Factor Authentication Solutions},
author = {Nance, Brad},
abstractNote = {Pulse Connect Secure© (PCS) is a trusted platform for government agencies to provide secure access to web portals. As more and more accounts are being hacked, and web sites are being compromised, single-factor authentication with a username and password has become insufficient to adequately protect authenticated web portals. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), granting user access only when two or more independent pieces of information are presented, has become a necessary tool in the prevention of security breaches.This paper provides an overview of three MFA solutions that utilize the features of PCS. Categories include Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card authentication, service provider initiated (SP–initiated) Security Assertion Markup Language based (SAML–based) authentication, and identity provider initiated (IdP–initiated) SAML–based authentication.},
doi = {10.2172/1550735},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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