Friday, September 27, 2013

Windows Azure and two-factor authentication

Two factor authentication beefs up the usual username/password authentication by laying in another layer. You sign-in with username/password but then the authentication proceeds after verifying on a mobil device; an automated telephone call or a text message with a passcode.  This is what is called the Windows Azure multi-factor authentication and is available for,
Web applications.
It can run both on existing hardware or Windows Azure Virtual machine. There appears to be a small charge to use this service.
Both Amazon web Services (AWS) and Google Compute service offer this feature and more providers may jump in.

Read details here:

This company from Norway seems to provide this alternative through an APP it is planning.

Watch this video from Microsoft:

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