How to achieve Multi-Factor Authentication for RDP sessions?

How to achieve Multi-Factor Authentication for RDP sessions?


In this blog post, I am sharing a video showing how to use Multi-Factor Authentication for RDP (Remote Desktop) sessions. We’ll use Cisco Duo Security as the second factor (push app) authentication method. This recording was prepared for one of our Grandmetric Tech Meetings.
Lab schema:
Multi-Factor Authentication for RDP DUO_LAB_schema
RDP and second factor authentication live demo


You can also read more about one of VPN MFA integration between Duo and Cicso ISE and ASA in large e-commerce that we described in our blog in 2017  You can read there about authentication flow and HLD architecture.


Marcin Bialy

Marcin Biały is Network and Security Architect with over 14 years of experience, with Service Provider and Enterprise networking background. He used to work for large service providers, global vendors and integration services companies as Network Architect, Leading Architect and Techincal Solution Manager positions. He designed, implemented and supported dozens large scale projects and infrastructure migrations, solved hundreds of tickets and spent hours with CLI and GUI of many flavors. Marcin is also holding industry recognizable certificates such as CCNP, CCNA, CCSI #35269, FCNSP #7207, FCNSA and more.

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