Configure RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication for BeyondInsight and Password Safe

You can configure two-factor authentication using a RADIUS server to log in to the BeyondInsight management console, Analytics & Reporting, and Password Safe.

In BeyondInsight, you must first configure the alias to represent the RADIUS server instance, and then select two-factor authentication settings for the user.

After you set up RADIUS two-factor authentication, users must log in to BeyondInsight or Password Safe using the configured two-factor authentication method.

Configure the RADIUS Server

To configure the RADIUS server instance for two-factor authentication in BeyondInsight, follow the below steps.

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Authentication Management > Radius two-factor authentication.
  2. Click Create New RADIUS Alias.
  3. Set the following:
    • Alias: Provide a name used to represent the RADIUS server instance. This is displayed in the RADIUS server grid and must be unique.
    • Filter: Select a filter that will be used to determine if this RADIUS server instance should be used. If you select one of the domain filters, you must enter a Value.
    • Value: If one of the domain filters is selected, enter a value that will identify the domain. Enter a domain or comma-separated list of domains, depending on the setting selected for the filter.
    • Host: Enter the DNS name or the IP address for your RADIUS server.
    • Resource Zone: Select a Resource Zone to send RADIUS requests through. Traffic proxies through the Resource Broker and on to the on-prem RADIUS server.
    • Authentication Mechanism: Select PAP, or MSCHAPv2 if applicable. MSCHAPv2 is supported only if the Duo proxy is configured to use a RADIUS client.
    • Authentication Port: Enter the listening port that is configured on your RADIUS server to receive authentication requests. The default port is 1812.
    • Authentication Request Timeout: Enter the time in seconds that you want BeyondInsight to wait for a response from the RADIUS server before the request times out. The default value is ten seconds.
    • Shared Secret: Enter the shared secret that is configured on your RADIUS server.
    • Initial Request: Provide the value passed to the RADIUS server on the first authentication request. Select from the following: Forward User Name (default), Forward User Name and Password, Forward User Name and Token.
    • Prompt: Provide the first message that displays to the user when they log in to the application. This setting is available only when Forward User Name and Token is selected as the initial request value.
    • Transmit NAS Identifiers: Enable this option if it is applicable to your environment. When this option is enabled, NAS identifiers are transmitted to permit access. In some cases, a RADIUS server does not permit access if NAS identifiers are not transmitted. BeyondInsight transmits its NAS IP Address and its NAS Identifier.
  4. Click Create New RADIUS Alias.

If a Resource Zone is selected, traffic is routed over a Resource Broker. If no Resource Zone is selected, traffic is routed directly from the cloud.

Configure RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication Using Duo

This section is a high-level overview on the configuration required for BeyondInsight and Password Safe to work with a RADIUS infrastructure using Duo.

BeyondInsight and Password Safe can work with the following Duo configurations:

  • RADIUS Auto
  • RADIUS Challenge
  • RADIUS Duo only

Configure Two-Factor for RADIUS Auto and RADIUS Challenge Configurations Using Duo

Create RADIUS Alias Options for Duo

Follow the steps outlined above in Configure the RADIUS Server, using the following settings:

  • For Alias, enter Duo.
  • For Authentication Mechanism, select PAP.
  • For Initial Request, select Forward User Name and Password.


Configure Two-Factor for a RADIUS Duo-only Configuration

Create RADIUS Alias Options for Duo Only

Follow the steps outlined above in Configure the RADIUS Server, using the following settings:

  • For Alias, enter Duo.
  • For Authentication Mechanism, select PAP.
  • For Initial Request, select Forward User Name and Token.
  • For Initial Prompt, enter a message to display on the BeyondInsight login page to provide guidance to users on the information to enter. In this case, the user must enter the RADIUS code.


Screen Capture of Duo Two-Factor Login Page - Enter Passcode

Duo-Only Login Page

After RADIUS two-factor authentication is configured, the login page for the end user varies, depending on the configured settings.

The screenshot shows a login page configured for Duo-only authentication. The user can enter a passcode to log in or select a device to send a code to. The user then enters the code on the login page.

Configure Alternate Directory Attribute for RADIUS

To configure an alternate directory attribute for Active Directory and LDAP users for RADIUS authentication, follow the below steps.

This setting is optional.

  1. In BeyondInsight, navigate to Configuration > Authentication Management > Authentication Options.
  2. Under RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication, set the following:
    • Alternate directory attribute: Enter the Active Directory or LDAP attribute that is matched on the RADIUS server to identify the user account. This can be any attribute in Active Directory or LDAP. The default value is extensionName.
    • Enable for new directory accounts: Click the toggle to enable this attribute for new accounts when they are discovered.
  3. Click Update RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication Options.

Apply RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication to User Accounts

The type of two-factor authentication can be set on a user account when a new user is created or when editing an existing user account. You can enable RADIUS two-factor authentication for all new users from Authentication Options > RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication settings, as indicated in the above section.

  1. In BeyondInsight, navigate to Configuration > Role Based Access > User Management > Users.
  2. To create a new user, click Create New User. To edit an existing user, click the vertical ellipsis for the account and select Edit User Details.

RADIUS Two-Factor Authentication Option on a User Account

  1. At the bottom of the user account settings, select RADIUS from the Two Factor Authentication list.