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Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 by Richard M. Hicks

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© Richard M. Hicks 2016

Richard M. Hicks, Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2059-7_8

8. Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Richard M. Hicks

(1)Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA

By default, users log in to DirectAccess client machines using only their username and password. To improve the overall security of the solution and to provide a higher level of assurance for remote users, two-factor authentication can be enabled.

DirectAccess supports multifactor user authentication using either smart cards (physical or virtual) or RADIUS-based one-time password (OTP) solutions . Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages.

Smart Cards

Smart cards are an effective way of providing a high level of assurance ...

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