TecMFA: Desktop MFA
Enforce two-factor authentication based on Okta policies.
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Anywhere, anytime, even when offline.
What is TecMFA?
TecMFA is a Credential Provider / authorization plugin developed on top of Okta's MFA & Policy framework and extends the Okta's MFA policy to Windows/Mac desktop & laptops.
TecMFA prevents vulnerability and threats associated with login by verifying the identity of all users (Employees, Partners, Contractors) with Okta supported 2 Factor authentication before granting access to the desktops/laptops.
With TecMFA, during the login process, the user will be presented with the MFA factors configured in Okta after primary authentication is successful. This ensures that the user will have to successfully authenticate with both the primary and secondary factors, thereby increasing security for the organizations. It mitigates common credential theft methods such as keyloggers or tools capable of harvesting plaintext passwords.
TecMFA supports both Windows & Mac.
In the online scenario, the user’s Desktop/laptop is connected to the internet and can reach Okta cloud.
After successful authentication of 1st factor (Username & password), TecMFA will present the factors configured in Okta for secondary authentication.
Only after both the factors have been verified by Okta will the user be allowed to login to their desktop/laptop.
This scenario supports the following factors in Okta:
In the offline scenario, the user’s Desktop/laptop is not connected to the internet and cannot reach Okta cloud.
In this scenario, TecMFA will perform the primary and secondary authentication. For secondary authentication, the Okta Verify app is leveraged. The OTP generated by the Okta Verify App will have to be entered during the 2 Factor prompt.
The user will have to scan a QR code using the Okta Verify app on first login to complete the enrollment process for offline 2 Factor authentication.
This scenario supports Okta Verify TOTP and U2F Keys (Security Keys like Yubikey, Hypersecu and HyperFIDO) for 2FA.
TECMFA has been tested on Windows 10. If you are using an older version of Windows, we strongly recommend to first upgrade to Windows 10 before starting the installation.
We do not support Windows 7 or Windows 8 but support can be provided on a case to case basis as a Professional Services engagement. There will be a separate fee for this service.
Yes, TecMFA supports MacOS in online mode. MacOS offline support is expected by Q4 2020.
More details can be found here: https://tecnics.com/products/tecmfa/mac/
Desktops with Windows 10 for deploying TecMFA Credential Provider (CP). The CP can be deployed through GPO.
- Okta tenant is configured & users can login to Okta.
- Users are active in Okta and have enrolled in at least 1 Factor type supported by TecMFA.
- Sign-on policy is configured in Okta for enforcing or bypassing MFA for desktop users.
- TecSSPR Windows Credential Provider installation on Desktops through GPO.
- Okta Verify
- Google Authenticator
- RSA SecureID
- Security Question
- Custom TOTP
- Okta Verify (TOTP)
- U2F Keys (Security Keys like Yubikey, Hypersecu and HyperFIDO)
Yes. TecMFA is compatible with VDI environments.
Yes this is supported through Factor Lifetime policy configuration in Okta.
No, during offline enrollment, the new account gets registered with the Okta Verify app.
As long as the Okta password and Windows local password are same, TecMFA will also work for computers which are not joined to the domain.
TecMFA supports silent installation or installation via GPO or any standard software distribution tools like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
TecMFA is developed on top of Okta’s MFA and policy framework. It totally relies on Okta policy to enforce MFA. To bypass MFA for specific users, Okta policy can be configured accordingly. Please contact the technical team to understand how this can be optimally configured without impacting any existing Okta integrations and policies.
This feature is supported in our other Product (TecZERO) which supports Passwordless Desktop login for Okta customers. Please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
TecMFA Windows Credential Provider UI provides an option to re-enroll a new device.
TecMFA is developed on Okta's MFA framework and leverages on the policies and factors (Okta Verify) configured in Okta. The only requirements from end user perspective are, access to a Desktop with TecMFA Windows Credential Provider installed and at least 1 MFA factor configured in Okta.
TecMFA provides an option to add company logo for corporate branding.