MFA Guides

RapidIdentity MFA Server Admin Guide

RapidIdentity Server is a stand-alone, browser-based application installed on Microsoft® IIS and uses Microsoft® SQL Server or SQL Express as a repository. Its primary function is to manage the lifecycle of physical and digital credentials used for strong authentication.

RapidIdentity Server contains the following major core features and components:

  • Application web server (RapidIdentity Server).

  • Client-based software (RapidIdentity Server Drivers or RapidIdentity Client).

  • Contact or contactless cards and their associated components.

  • Supports certificate-based (PKI) smart card, contactless card, and knowledge-based authentication.

  • Leverages identity data in directories and identity repositories.

  • Requires that only a single server be installed within the enterprise (per Microsoft Active Directory Forest) that can manage multiple domains, portals, and other points of authentication.

RapidIdentity Server enables organizations to seamlessly bridge strong authentication to their applications and supports numerous application methods that can be applied to users or groups. The following authentication methods are supported:

  • Contactless RFID cards.

  • PKI smart cards.

  • Magnetic stripe.

  • 2-D Barcode.

  • Biometrics.

  • Emergency Access Knowledge-Based Question & Answer.

  • Traditional username and password.

  • Physical OTP Hard Tokens.

  • Mobile OTP Soft Tokens.

  • PingMe Push Authentication.

  • Bluetooth.

  • FIDO U2F.

Contactless and Proximity cards are collectively referred to as contactless cards throughout this guide regardless of operation type or frequency.

In addition to strong authentication, RapidIdentity Server adds these advanced capabilities:

  • Strong authentication management support for contact smart cards and contactless smart cards.

  • Issuance.

  • Lifecycle management of primary and alternate authenticators.

  • Centralized administration of RapidIdentity Client policies and Secured Applications.

  • Audit and reporting.