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NetIQ Advanced Authentication

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A Flexible Authentication Solution for all Needs

NetIQ Advanced Authentication (AAF) from OpenText is a flexible authentication solution for all your needs. Flexibility refers not only to the wide range of authentication methods and platforms, but also to the product’s ability to adapt to the diverse needs of organizations of all sizes.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Single authentication framework for all your devices and methods
  • More than 30 different authentication factors that can be combined in any way (e.g., OTP, smart card, RFID, out-of-band, U2F, biometrics, SMS, QR code)
  • Flexible authentication for Radius, Windows, Linux, Mac, API, etc.
  • Geo-fencing option
  • Extensible by adding an easy-to-use  enrollment portal (CEP)
  • High availability configuration across multiple enterprise locations
  • Adaptable to any size  environment 
  • Multi-tenant capable
  • Supports Microsoft Active Directory / Novell eDirectory / LDAP-enabled directories 
  • Extensive integration capabilities with support for multiple standards


OpenText ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Bereich Enterprise Information Management (EIM), das Lösungen für die Verwaltung, Sicherung und Analyse von Unternehmensdaten anbietet. Das Unternehmen entwickelt innovative Softwarelösungen, die Unternehmen dabei unterstützen, ihre Informationen effizient zu nutzen und Wettbewerbsvorteile zu erzielen. Mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung und Kunden in verschiedenen Branchen ist OpenText ein vertrauenswürdiger Partner für Organisationen weltweit.

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System Configuration

Minimum configuration: 
  • 4 processor cores
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 40 GB hard drive memory

Recommended Configuration 

  • 8 processor cores 
  • 12 GB RAM 
  • 60 GB hard drive memory

Operating Systems

  • Deployable with all major used desktop operating systems and terminal servers
  • Supports Apple MacOS X 10.X in conjunction with Windows Active Directory 
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (x64/x86) SP1/Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64/x86)/Microsoft Windows 10 (x64/x86)
  • Supports offline log-in

Smartphone use

  • Apple iOS 10 or higher 
  • Google Android 7 or higher with camera with at least three-megapixel resolution and autofocus

Integration Options

AAF supports numerous standards like HSPD11, PKI12, OAuth, FIDO, OATH, RADIUS, FIPS 140, NFC ISO/IEC as well as various proprietary solutions.


A RADIUS server is included. Only PAP validations are supported
Supported browsers:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Microsoft Edge 20.0 or higher 
  • Google Chrome 65 or higher 
  • Mozilla Firefox 58 or later 
  • Apple Safari 11 or higher

ADFS Plug-in

With the ADFS plug-in, the Advanced Authentication Framework can interact with Active Directory Federation Services 3 (ADFS v3) to enable strong authentication access to protected applications and systems.
 System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 
  • Active Directory Federation Services 3 (ADFS v3) 
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (can be installed on a separate server


  • Automatic: Email, SMS, RADIUS and LDAP password (depending on existing object data)
  • By an administrator: OATH tokens can be assigned by the administrator (or can be requested by users)
  • By a security administrator: Supported registration of authentication methods can be performed by a security administrator or helpdesk employee via the helpdesk portal
  • By the user: Users can register allowable methods in the self-service portal for users
Makes it easy to enroll authenticators in Advanced Authentication from OpenText The Custom Enrollment Portal (CEP) is a portal that you, the customer, can customize for the two-factor authenticators you have planned for your organization. An intuitive assistant guides users through the process of enrolling all binding authenticators. The portal can be adapted to your CI and to your individual processes for enrolling authenticators.

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