u2f authentication for hostbill

New U2F authentication module!

This week new in HostBill: U2F/Yubikey authentication module, bulk domain transfer feature, update to PDU SNMP module and more!

U2F Authentication module

U2F authentication module allows to secure access to HostBill client and admin areas using U2F keys. Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) is an open authentication standard that strengthens and simplifies two-factor authentication using specialized USB or NFC devices.Hardware-based security keys provide a fast and hassle-free way to use two-factor authentication, without using your phone. They are based on the FIDO U2F standard, a security protocol developed by Google and security company Yubico, administered by the FIDO Alliance.

How does the module work?

Two-factor authentication using U2F keys can be enabled in the admin/client profile individually for each user. The module works only when the user has any keys registered and authorized in their profile (click here to read how to do this). One user can have multiple set of keys added. Once the module is enabled, upon logging in the user after entering the password, the user needs to insert the U2F key. If the verification is successful, the user will be redirected to the admin/client area.

Bulk domain transfer

New feature for HostBill client area allows the customers to request bulk domain transfer directly from their client portal. This feature is available in the domain listing section, where by clicking Bulk Domain Transfer button the client can provide a list of domains with their EPP codes. Chosen domains to transfer will be added to the client’s cart.

PDU SNMP module

Colocation manager is shipped with PDU SNMP module allowing to control and read states of PDU/similar devices using SNMP protocol. Number of devices/manufacturers are supported by default. In order to allow adding custom devices that are not on supported devices list, we’ve come up with DIY Device Driver, allowing for PDU module to read from any SNMP-enabled device. The module configuration has been thoroughly described in HostBill documentation.

For the full this week’s changelog please click here.

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