35 Introducing the Adaptive Authentication Service

The Adaptive Authentication Service offers stronger multifactor (also referred to as second factor) authentication for sensitive applications that require additional security in addition to the standard user name and password type authentication.

Multifactor authentication involves more than one stage when verifying the identity of an entity attempting to access services from a server or on a network. For example, when multifactor authentication is enabled and configured, the traditional user name and password is the first factor. Additional security is enforced by adding a One Time Pin (OTP) step, or an Access Request (Push) Notification step as a second factor in the authentication process.

The following topics describe how the Adaptive Authentication Service and Access Manager Second Factor Authentication: