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2FA or MFA Authentication for Enterprise Manager


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hi veeam Community

For more security I need to setup 2FA or MFA for enterprise manager.Does anyone have experience or ideas? What is the right tool for this?
There is a tutorial for this ?

BR & EM servers are installed on the same server


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I don’t believe VEM supports 2FA currently.  The VBR Console can be set up with 2FA, but VEM you need to use Roles for users.

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See here - Configuring Accounts and Roles - Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Guide

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I don’t believe VEM supports 2FA currently.  The VBR Console can be set up with 2FA, but VEM you need to use Roles for users.

correct, VEM dosent support 2FA

but i want to do this with another solution or tools

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I don’t believe VEM supports 2FA currently.  The VBR Console can be set up with 2FA, but VEM you need to use Roles for users.

correct, VEM dosent support 2FA

but i want to do this with another solution or tools

VEM will not integrate with other tools is what I am saying.  You can do MFA/2FA for the server that has VEM/VBR on it and then do 2FA on VBR as well, but VEM is just roles as per the link I posted.

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Hi @miriam1989, here is a comment from Fabian on this topic “If you have an external authentication solution with MFA capabilities, you can already integrate this with the enterprise manager over SAML”: https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/no-mfa-on-enterprise-manager-t85588.html 

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Hi @miriam1989, here is a comment from Fabian on this topic “If you have an external authentication solution with MFA capabilities, you can already integrate this with the enterprise manager over SAML”: https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/no-mfa-on-enterprise-manager-t85588.html 

Ah yes, I am corrected and forgot about SAML in VEM.  Thanks for sharing that one @Iams3le 👍🏼

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Hi @miriam1989 -

As @Iams3le noted, you can configure MFA with a 3rd party ID Provider; it’s also noted in the User Guide:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/mfa.html?zoom_highlight=unsuccessful+login&ver=120#requirements-and-limitations

See the other section the above link references in the Guide on SAML:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/em/veeam_backup_em_saml.html?ver=120

Hope this helps.

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Just implemented SSO with SAML and MFA. Only issue is that normal login without SAML and MFA is still possible. Is there any way to prevent this?

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Just implemented SSO with SAML and MFA. Only issue is that normal login without SAML and MFA is still possible. Is there any way to prevent this?

I just learned in R&D forum that the standard login page can not be removed. For us this the final reason to get rid of BEM. I tried to establish it for our OS teams for restores. But functionality is so limited compared to console that they needed access there anywhere. Now without a way to force MFA its just dead. We don’t use end user self service. 

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