What Is privacyIDEA?
privacyIDEA is an authentication system for multi-factor-authentication (MFA), which is developed by the German company NetKnights. Using privacyIDEA means allowing for multiple ways of authentication, which in turn increases the security of sensitive data. privacyIDEA offers a particularly high level of data security while maintaining user-friendliness.
The software is designed and structured as a modular solution which enables multi-factor-authentication. It is highly customisable as well as expandable according to individual preference. Further, privacyIDEA is highly scalable, as well as multi-tenency and multi-instance capable, which means it is a perfect match no matter the size of the company.
For individual authentication flows privayIDEA mostly uses OTP tokens (one-time password tokens). Generally, the software uses interfaces similar to REST interfaces in order to communicate with other programmes. This allows for an especially smooth integration into already existing IT environments.
For specialised authentication flows, the software supports a wide variety of tokens, as well as hardware components, such as:
- TOTP / HOTP (OTP apps such as „Google Authenticator“
- Push Token (via app)
- OTP via email or text message
- WebAuthn / FIDO2
- U2F (Hardware-Dongle)
- Yubikey (different protocols/types)
- X509 oder SSH-Keys
- SafeNet eToken NG OTP
privacyIDEA is continuously developed further for compatability with even more tokens in order to ensure state-of-the-art system security.
If you are looking into privacyIDEA for your company, you can use the online demo provided by the developer: