Frugal Two-factor Authentication System

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How does an end user use the Taferno System?
    In order for an end user to Two-factor authenticate against the Taferno System, the user will need to:
    1. Have the USB flash drive containing the contents of the Zip file that is available to the user, once the user's access request has been approved. (The Zip file contents need to be exploded/extracted onto the USB flash drive.)
    2. Insert the USB flash drive into computer.
    3. Navigate to the folder/directory on the flash drive and double-click on "Taferno-Login.html".
    4. Ensure that the IP Address that is to be allowed is correct. This value can be changed and will probably need to be changed if the user is sitting behind a web proxy and is requiring VPN or SSH access from the user's computer.
    5. Specify the type of access that the user requires.
    6. Enter the user's login ID.
    7. Enter the user's password.
    8. Click the "Submit" button.
    9. Once the user is successfully authenticated, the user should be able proceed with the required access.
  2. How does an end user get the contents to put on the user's USB flash drive?
    The user will need click the "New User Access Request" link on the login page on the internal facing web site of the Taferno System. Once the request is approved by the user's manager/supervisor/administrator, the user should be able to log in, on the internal facing web site of the Taferno System, and download and extract/explode the Zip file contents to the user's USB flash drive.
  3. Where does the Taferno System reside?
    The physical Taferno server can reside inside of (or behind) a company firewall or in the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone). Appropriate rules will need to be created on the company firewall to allow HTTPS, VPN and SSH traffic to flow through to the Taferno System.
  4. Is commercial support available for the Taferno System?
    Yes. Essact offers ready-to-use appliances loaded with the Taferno System and all the required components. In addition, installation, maintenance and general consulting support is available. Please click here.
  5. What license does the Taferno System use?

    Taferno is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    Taferno is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

    A copy of the GNU Affero General Public License is available here.

  6. What does the name Taferno mean?

    Taferno is actually an acronym which stands for:

    Two-factor Authentication and Firewall Editing Routines for Network Operations.