June 1, 2011

Securing SSH On Ubuntu With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication

 

SSH offers a highly secure channel for remote administration of servers. However, if you face an audit for regulatory or business requirements, such as Visa/Mastercard PCI, you need to be aware of some potential authentication related short-comings that may cause headaches in an audit. In this document we are going to demonstrate how to combine two-factor authentication from WiKID on Ubuntu. First, we will configure a domain on the WiKID server, then add the  targeted server as network clients to the WiKID server, and finally configure the Ubuntu box via pam-radius.

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