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Manage Akamai MFA

‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč is a multi-factor authentication service that helps organizations to establish trust in a user before allowing access to protected applications and resources. It secures remote access for the workforce and protects employee accounts. You can integrate ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč with your existing identity provider (IdP) and add an extra layer of security to your internal resources. This will require users to confirm their identity using independent authentication methods.

See this diagram that presents a conceptual model of the authentication process. For clarity reasons, some traffic flows are not covered.

  1. The user attempts to open a protected enterprise application.

  2. The IdP prompts the user to log in using their corporate credentials.

  3. Upon successful primary authentication, the IdP redirects the user to ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč for secondary authentication.

  4. ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč challenges the user with a secondary authentication challenge.

  5. The user confirms their identity using the selected secondary authentication method.

  6. After the user‚Äôs identity is confirmed, ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč redirects the user to the IdP.

  7. The IdP redirects the user to the application server.

  8. The user gains access to the application.

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‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč implements the strongest security methodology for multifactor authentication. This solution supports U2F/WebAuthn/FIDO2 standards that are delivered in a way that's easy to deploy and easy to adopt.

The ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč navigation menu in ‚ÄčAkamai Control Center‚Äč provides you with capabilities that let you easily set up the ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč service:

  • Automate your user provisioning process. Using SCIM, ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč automates user-provisioning workflows, ensuring that changes in your directory are immediately reflected. See User provisioning to learn more about the available provisioning options.

  • Establish seamless IdP integrations. You can easily integrate ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč with market-leading IdP and identity solutions such as Microsoft Azure, Okta, and EAA IdP to provide a seamless MFA service. With ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč, you can also protect your Unix SSH and Windows local and remote logins. See Manage integrations to learn more about all supported solutions.

  • Provide users with self-service enrollment. Various low-friction self-service methods are provided for end-user enrollment and device registration, reducing the load on administrators. See Enroll new users to learn more.

  • Manage access policies. With ‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč global policy you can ensure compliance with organizational security standards at the organization level. You can also apply more granular access controls with the custom policies that can be assigned on a resource basis. Configurable authentication factors let you select the authentication factors that you need for your use case, including phish-proof push, standard push, TOTP, and SMS. See Manage policies to learn more.

‚ÄčAkamai MFA‚Äč enables you also to perform the following maintenance and administrative tasks:

  • Manage users, groups, and devices. The Users and Groups pages provide key information about your users and groups to help you make more informed decisions. See Manage users and devices and Manage groups to learn more.

  • Provide users with the ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč phish-proof authentication factor. You can enable FIDO2 security for users and provide them with a strong authentication process via a frictionless push notification. See Allowed authentication methods to learn about available secondary authentication factors and Self-enroll your security key to follow the enrollment process performed by users to register their phone security key.

  • Troubleshoot with authentication events reporting. The Authentication events report provides you with a complete set of rich reporting features that keep your administration team informed of authentication events. See Manage reports to learn more.

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Manage Akamai MFA


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