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QRadar: Common two-factor authentication questions

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Does QRadar® support two-factor authentication (2FA) to authenticate users?


QRadar® does not have any built-in configuration to set up two-factor authentication (2FA), nevertheless, integration through any of our supported authentication methods is valid.
To enable 2FA to authenticate users in QRadar®, the administrator must:
  1. Have an Identity Provider (IDP) integrated with any 2FA platform (DUO, OKTA, PING, etc).
  2. Integrate QRadar® and the IDP using the following authentication methods:
    • Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) authentication.
    • Terminal Access controller Access Control System (TACACS) authentication. 
    • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
    • Microsoft Active Directory - Users are authenticated by an LDAP server that uses Kerberos. (Deprecated in newer versions).
    • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

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Modified date:
06 May 2021