One Time password protection

Topics: Security token, Authentication, Two-factor authentication Pages: 17 (3022 words) Published: April 9, 2014
ZyWALL OTPv2
Support Notes
Revision 1.00
September, 2010
Written by CSO

ZyXEL – ZyWALL OTPv2 Support Notes

Table of Contents
1. Introduction....................................................................................................................................................... 3 2. Server Installation ............................................................................................................................................. 7 2.1 Pre-requisites .......................................................................................................................................... 7 2.2 Installations walk through ..................................................................................................................... 7 3. OTP Authentication to an OTP-protected Network via SSL VPN over ZyWALL USG ................................. 11 3.1 ZyWALL USG Configurations ................................................................................................................ 12 3.2 SafeWord Server Configurations ......................................................................................................... 15 3.3 Verify OTP via Login from the Remote PC .......................................................................................... 19 4. OTP Authentication to an OTP-protected Network via IPSec VPN Client over the ZyWALL USG ............ 20 4.1 ZyWALL USG Configurations ................................................................................................................ 21 4.2 SafeWord Server Configurations ......................................................................................................... 24 4.3 ZyWALL IPSec VPN Client Configurations .......................................................................................... 28 4.4 Verify OTP via Login from the VPN Client ........................................................................................... 30

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ZyXEL – ZyWALL OTPv2 Support Notes

1. Introduction
One-Time Password (OTP) Authentication
One-Time Password (OTP) is another optimum security technology that enables a server to authenticate you based on a password that is unique every time you try to access a protected network. Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is an optimum security methodology, because it requires something you have (your ZyWALL OTP Token) and something you know (your secure password or PIN). A two-factor system is far more secure than using just a password, since many skilled hackers can quite easily access password-only protected computers and networks. The illustration shows the concept of Two-Factor authentication.

User PIN and Token code
User PIN is what you know and Token code is what you have.

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ZyWALL OTP Products Components
ZyWALL OTP, which includes the ZyWALL OTP Token and SafeWord 2008, provides secure verification of identity to remote Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Local Area Network (LAN) users. SafeWord product installation always includes:

- SafeWord Core Server
- Management console (AD or SafeWord Management Console)
- Agents or SafeWord RADIUS Server
SafeWord Core Server
The SafeWord Core Server consists of 3 main components:
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Database server (MySQL) – installed by default. The SafeWord database serves as the repository for token records independent of the management mode. It stores the Token’s serial numbers and Token (seed) used to generating OTP. The database server listens on port 5010 by default and only the Administration service and Authentication engines can query it directly.

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Administration server – runs administration services and performs tasks initiated by administrators or users. Updates the SafeWord database and synchronizes...
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