Central authentication system: two factor authentication

Traditional authentication methods rely on a single factor used to determine a person’s identity – like passwords, based on something one knows. Multi-factor authentication (e.g. two factor authentication) relies on several factors and is recognized as a more secure method for authenticating access to data and applications. Such factors can include something one possesses – like a token or a digital certificate – or something one is, known as biometric authentication.

However, the authentication assurance level isn’t the only criterion to determine the best choice for a given use case; cost of ownership, user friendliness and adherence to regulations are often as important, resulting in the need to support multiple combinations simultaneously.

TrustBuilder provides a powerful and flexible central authentication system, allowing customers to select the appropriate authentication and/or authorization mechanism(s) based on context. The policy can easily be adapted whenever required through its user-friendly workflow interface, a must-have in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Today TrustBuilder supports out-of-the-box any and all of the following methods to authenticate users:

Incorporated Authentication Services

Third Party Authentication Services

See also the overview of TrustBuilder Adapters

Business benefits

  • Choose the appropriate method for every business case
  • Rapid deployment, no custom coding
  • Change choices over time without impacting the applications environment
  • Centralized approach reducing costs and increasing control.

In addition to the comprehensive authentication capabilities, TrustBuilder Identity Hub also provides a unique bridging platform in an increasingly federated environment.

Contact us for more information about central authentication systems like dual factor authentication.