Technical Info

Appliance Requirements

Minimum Configuration:

  • 40 GB disk space
  • 2 Cores CPU
  • SSE 4.2 instructions must be supported by processor
  • 4 GB RAM

Recommended Configuration:

  • 60 GB disk space
  • 8 Cores CPU
  • SSE 4.2 instructions must be supported by processor
  • 8 GB RAM

Advanced Authentication Appliance runs 64-bit operating system on x86-64 hardware supported by SLES 12 SP3.

Supported Authentication Methods:

  • Bluetooth
  • Card
  • Email OTP
  • Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint
  • HOTP
  • LDAP Password
  • Password
  • PKI
  • RADIUS Client
  • Security Questions
  • Smartphone
  • Swedish BankID
  • Swisscom Mobile ID
  • TOTP
  • FIDO U2F
  • Voice
  • Voice OTP
  • Windows Hello

It is possible to combine more than one authentication methods to form an authentication chain.


  • Provides in-built RADIUS server functionalities
  • Integration with third-parties using SAML 2.0 and OAuth 2.0
  • Two ways to integrate with ADFS:
    • SAML 2.0
    • ADFS Plug-in
  • Provides REST API for third-party integrations
  • In-house integration with the other products of Micro Focus:
    • Access Manager
    • Secure Login
    • iPrint
    • Filr
    • Privileged Account Manager
    • Management and Security Server


Advanced Authentication can act as a RADIUS Server or a RADIUS Client.

Only PAP validations are supported with Advanced Authentication RADIUS Server.

ADFS Plug-In

ADFS MFA plug-in provides you with the ability to integrate NetIQ Advanced Authentication with Active Directory Federation Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2012 R2) or Active Directory Federation Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2016) for the use of strong authentication to access the secured systems and applications.


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • ADFS role installed and configured. It must work correctly without the ADFS MFA plug-in

Smartphone Applications


  • Apple iOS 9/10/11/12 is installed for iPhone.
  • Google Android 7.0/8.0, or 9.0. 3 megapixel camera with the autofocus function is supported on an Android Smartphone.
    • The Android phone must have a fingerprint scanner to use fingerprint sensor to access the application. The minimum version is Android 6 and later. The Android device must support Google Fingerprint Authentication API. For example, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Android 6 does not support Google Fingerprint Authentication API and fingerprint does not work in the application. Fingerprint is mostly supported for Android devices that were released after 2015.
  • Windows Phone 10/10 Anniversary update, 3 megapixel camera with the autofocus function is supported on a Windows phone.


Automatically enrolled: SMS, email, RADIUS and LDAP Password (based on repository object data)

Enrollment by Administrator: OATH Tokens can be assigned by administrator (or claimed by users)

Enrollment by Helpdesk: A Helpdesk Administrator can perform assisted enrollment of authentication methods from the Helpdesk Portal.

Enrollment by Users: Users can enroll permitted methods at the User Self-Service portal.

Client Components

Windows Client, Linux PAM Client and macOS Client:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (x64 or x86) / Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 or x86) / Microsoft Windows 10 (v1709/ v1803/ v1809 x64 or x86) / Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 / Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
  • Apple Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • CentOS 7 with KDE or Gnome desktop environment / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 Service Pack3 / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 / SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack4 / SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack3 / SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client 7.5 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.5 / Debian 9.5 / Ubuntu 16, 18. Gnome Display Manager (GDM) should be set as the login manager.