Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the term that we use to describe how a person can use two attributes to prove their claimed identity. (I say “person” but we could be authenticating a machine or a service; it’s just that 2FA is generally used for authenticating humans). Single-factor authentication has generally been the norm to date.
Dotsec has recently implemented a two factor authentication (2FA) system using Yubikey with Active Directory (AD). The implementation allowed AD to natively understand HOTP token values generated by Yubikey without replacing native Windows login screens and domain controllers for authentication. The advantage of this implementation? It’s secure of course, but it’s also very cost-effective and