The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Dinosaur
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud: Magical
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – All Platforms

YubiKey Authenticates Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

YubiKey Authenticates Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

Yubico has announced the availability of its authentication token YubiKey to increase security for Microsoft Cloud Platform Windows Azure platform applications.

Yubico specializes in providing easy and secure login solutions and the scalable and cost-effective Windows Azure Platform enables customers to build, host and dynamically scale applications and services through the Microsoft data centers around the world.

The collaboration between two companies will increase security in a very cost-effective and flexible manner thanks to the integration between Windows Azure based solutions and the YubiKey two-factor authentication service.

Being able to integrate solutions for two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly more important as customers move their existing assets to the cloud or build new services with a higher demand for security,” said Robert Folkesson, Architect in the Developer and platform group, Microsoft Sweden.

Yubico notes that its project titled ‘YubiKey Azure Authentication’ was recently published on the Microsoft open source community called Codeplex.

This project shows how to integrate YubiKey based authentication in a service running in Windows Azure using the standard ASP.NET membership provider and SQL Azure as the user store back-end.

Yubico’s authentication token YubiKey, according to company’s sources, can significantly simplify the process of logging in with a One-Time Password (OTP) token.

The company claims that its authentication token YubiKey is currently used by more than 10,000 customers all across the world. Its success is also attributed to the rugged, ultra-thin, battery-free, crush safe and waterproof design.

With YubiKey, users don’t have to re-type long pass codes from a display device into the login field of the computer.

One this authentication token is inserted in the USB port of any computer the OTP is generated and automatically entered with a simple touch of a button on the YubiKey. Any type of client software or drivers is not required for this process.

By Anuradha Shukla

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Popular

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

Cloud Computing Education The benefits of cloud computing are being recognized in businesses and institutions across the board, with almost 90 percent of organizations currently using some kind of cloud-based application. The immediate benefits of cloud computing are obvious: cloud-based applications reduce infrastructure and IT costs, increase accessibility, enable collaboration, and allow organizations more flexibility…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

Recent

Cloud Infographic: Backing Up And Storing Your Data Is No Joke

Cloud Infographic: Backing Up And Storing Your Data Is No Joke

Backing Up And Storing Your Data Is No Joke When was the last time you backed up any of your precious documents on your hard drive? March 31st was the annual “World Backup Day” which helps create awareness of the importance of backing up your files.  Tech professionals and consumers alike can benefit from backing up.…

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats of IT Managers In years past, the IT department of most large organizations was much like a version of Middle Earth: a mysterious nether world where people who seemed infinitely smarter than the rest of us bustled around, speaking and typing languages that appeared indecipherable, yet, which made our world work. They…

Savvy Businesses Leverage Enterprise Cloud PaaS

Savvy Businesses Leverage Enterprise Cloud PaaS

Savvy Businesses Leverage Enterprise Cloud PaaS Imagine a workshop full of tools: hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. These simple tools can be used on a variety of materials: wood, brick, polymer and so on. But are these basic tools the best and enough for all materials and all projects? No, some projects require more specialized tools.…

Sponsored Posts

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud As the “cloud” continues to exert its dominance as the IT technology of the day, the question for many companies focuses on what type of cloud to choose: public, private, or a combination of the two, known as hybrid. Each has its advantages. Private cloud – owned and maintained by…

Cloud Logo Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7


Contributor Spotlight

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Branded Content Programs

Advertising