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11 Common Authentication Vulnerabilities You Need to Know

11 Common Authentication Vulnerabilities You Need to Know

In this article, we’ll take a look at what authentication vulnerabilities are, how they emerge, and how these issues can affect your organization. Also, you’ll learn about the most common authentication-based vulnerabilities and their implications. By the end of this article, you’ll know the best practices to prevent these authentication issues and keep sensitive data safe.
How to Avert Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities for Self-hosted Web Infrastructure

How to Avert Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities for Self-hosted Web Infrastructure

When it comes to self-hosting critical web infrastructure, modern security requires more than simply siloing an appliance to a local network. In this article, we will discuss new methods for authentication bypass vulnerabilities, simplify end-user experiences, and satisfy compliance requirements—without the need for legacy VPN solutions. Here’s how.
What is WebAuthn? Web Authentication Explained

What is WebAuthn? Web Authentication Explained

In this article, we will take a deep dive into WebAuthn and some of its associated authentication concepts. We’ll go over the history of WebAuthn and help you better understand the benefits and challenges of using this standard of secure authentication. By the end of this WebAuthn guide, you’ll be able to fully define the concept and grasp how to incorporate it into your organization's security program and web applications.
The Definitive Guide to FIDO2 Web Authentication

The Definitive Guide to FIDO2 Web Authentication

In this article, we will take a big-picture look at FIDO2 and how it applies to passwordless authentication. You’ll learn about the origins of FIDO2, its advantages and disadvantages, the differences between FIDO2, FIDO, and WebAuthn, and how UAF and U2F differ. By the end of this article, you’ll have a clear understanding of how FIDO2 works, what problems it solves, whether you need FIDO2 certification, and what that certification entails.
Passwordless Authentication: Everything You Need to Know

Passwordless Authentication: Everything You Need to Know

In this article, we dive into passwordless authentication and some of the implications of using this verification method. You’ll learn about examples of passwordless authentication solutions, whether they're secure, and how it's different from multi-factor authentication (MFA). After reading this article, you’ll have a full understanding on how passwordless authentication works and how it can address today’s cybersecurity and access management challenges.
How to Set Up SSH Passwordless Login (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

How to Set Up SSH Passwordless Login (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

This tutorial will walk you step by step through how to manually set up SSH passwordless login to a Linux server. These commands should work on the majority of Linux distributions, and instructions are included for modern client machines of the macOS, Windows, and Linux varieties.
strongDM works with your secrets manager

strongDM works with your secrets manager

We’re pleased to announce public beta support for the use of third-party secrets managers with strongDM to store your credentials. And the best part? There’s zero changes to your workflow.
SSH Key Management

SSH Key Management

Infrastructure and DevOps administrators face significant barriers in managing Secure Shell (SSH) keys. In this article, we’ll explore the complexities of SSH key management. We’ll also show how to effectively authenticate users without having to manage SSH keys for individual users.
Kubernetes Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Kubernetes Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

An explanation of role-based access control (RBAC) in Kubernetes, why it is hard to manage manually and practical strategies for simplifying RBAC in large-scale clusters.
Kubernetes Authentication

Kubernetes Authentication

Kubernetes authentication presents a unique challenge. While Kubernetes defines the concepts of both user accounts and service accounts natively, it doesn’t provide us with a single, built-in method for authenticating those accounts. Instead, we must choose from a variety of techniques involving third-party tools or resources to perform Kubernetes cluster authentication.
Connecting Postgres to Active Directory for Authentication

Connecting Postgres to Active Directory for Authentication

While primarily geared towards developers, PostgreSQL is also designed to help system administrators safely and robustly store information in databases. In this post, we will demonstrate how to install a PostgreSQL database and then configure Active Directory users to authenticate to it.
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