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Two-Factor Authentication

With two-factor authentication, the portal or gateway uses two mechanisms to authenticate a user, such as a one-time password in addition to AD login credentials. You can enable two-factor authentication on the portal and gateways by configuring a certificate profile and an authentication profile and adding them both to the portal and/or gateway configuration.
You can configure the portal and gateways to use the same authentication methods or use different methods. Regardless, with two-factor authentication, the client must successfully authenticate by the two mechanisms that the component demands before it grants access.
If the certificate profile specifies a Username Field from which GlobalProtect can obtain a username, the external authentication service automatically uses the username to authenticate the user to the external authentication service specified in the authentication profile. For example, if the Username Field in the certificate profile is set to Subject, the value in the common-name field of the certificate is used as the username when the authentication server tries to authenticate the user. If you do not want to force users to authenticate with a username from the certificate, make sure the certificate profile is set to None for the Username Field. See Remote Access VPN with Two-Factor Authentication for an example configuration.

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