Azure SSO and 2FA

Azure Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Case Study

  • Client: PARC
  • Location: Palo Alto, California

The Challenge

PARC, a Xerox subsidiary, required a multi-factor authentication and single sign-on solution that was simple and easy to use to replace their current certificate based solution.

Our Solution

PARC was already using Cisco Anyconnect and Microsoft Office 365 for their environment. Cisco Anyconnect was using an on-premise kerberos authentication with certification and also Azure multi-factor authentication for their Office 365 using Microsoft authenticator app.

Accend provided a solution to deploy on their Cisco ASA\Firepower to authenticate against their existing Azure environment using SAML authentication with single sign-on. We helped configure their Cisco ASA with an Anyconnect tunnel and group profile to use the Azure Active Directory as an identity provider for Single Sign-On. This was quickly deployed in a week or two.

The Results

PARC has a new Cisco Anyconnect profile setup with Single Sign-On authentication against Azure Active Directory with Multi-Factor Authentication. The process is easy for end users with having to accept certificates, which was difficult to manage for PARC.


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