Adding Two-Factor Authentication

Our platform offers the option to enhance the security of your Cisco Vulnerability Management instance by enabling two-factor authentication. Also known as 2FA, this type of authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account by sending a one-time verification code to any supporting applications.

Anytime you sign into your Cisco Vulnerability Management account, you'll be prompted to add a verification code in addition to your password. 

This document assumes that you have already created a Duo account. Currently, Cisco Vulnerability Management does not support v4 of the web SDK for Duo. We're working to address this.

Note: Two-factor authentication is not supported if you access Cisco Vulnerability Management using a single-sign on (SSO) method. If you use SSO, see our article on SAML configuration.


Configuring in Duo:

1. Within your Duo account, navigate to Applications | New Application. Select "Web SDK" and assign it a name.

2. Gather: API Endpoint, Integration Key, and the Secret Key.

3. Set Username Normalization to "Simple." Click Save.


4. Next, you'll need to add each individual user within your Cisco Vulnerability Management instance to Duo. In the left-hand tab, select Users | New User, and enter each new user's information.

NOTE: The Duo username needs to match the prefix of the email address used within your Cisco Vulnerability Management client (e.g. "john" in Duo would map to "").


Enabling in Cisco Vulnerability Management:

1. In your Cisco Vulnerability Management instance, click the dropdown in the menu and select Two-Factor Authentication.

2. On the Settings screen, enter the API endpoint, Integration key and Secret Key from Duo.

3. Once you click Save, two-factor authentication is enabled for your account.


Using Two-Factor:

1. Whenever you sign into your Cisco Vulnerability Management instance, you will be prompted to verify authentification using your preferred validation method (push, phone, etc.)


Two-Factor FAQ:

How is 2Factor enabled, on the client-level or user level?

Two-factor is currently available on the client-level for your organization. 


I know there are several two-factor authentication services. Which services does Cisco Vulnerability Management support?

At this time, Cisco Vulnerability Management only supports two-factor through Duo Security.

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