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EMBASSY® Authentication Server

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  1. What is EMBASSY Authentication Server (EAS)?

    EMBASSY Authentication Server (EAS) from Wave Systems Corp. is a server that augments the Microsoft Domain Controller to provide management and control for multi-factor authentication policies. EAS enables centralized provisioning, enforcement and management of multi-actor authentication policies.

  2. What authentication methods does EAS support?

    The authentication mechanisms that can be managed and enforced by EAS include:

    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials.
    • Biometrics.
    • Smartcards.
    • Password only.
    • Meaningful combination of the above.
  3. What group policy objects are created for EAS?

    On installation EAS creates eight Group Policy Objects in Active Directory. An object is created for each meaningful combination of Password, Biometric and PKI.

    The eight objects are:

    • Biometrics AND Password.
    • Biometrics AND PKI.
    • Biometrics only.
    • Biometrics OR Password.
    • Password only.
    • Password OR PKI.
    • Password AND PKI.
    • PKI only.

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