Security

Click to Call for Two-Factor Authentication

By Greg Wendt • July 3, 2014

Recently, one of our Higher Education customers – a highly regarded US university – implemented another option for Two-Factor Authentication using our ERP Firewall software product.

Click to Call allows 2FA pins to be delivered via a telephone voice call.

Click to Call is based on new PeopleCode packages and several Java JAR files that interact with a third party calling system. It is invoked when a PeopleSoft user triggers an event –accessing sensitive data that GreyHeller’s ERP Firewall systems has been configured to protect – that sends the message to the external voice call system. That system then retrieves data containing the requested credentials from PeopleSoft. The user then enters the 2FA pin on the challenge screen which completes the challenge.

iScripts, JAR files, custom application packages, third party integration – sounds complicated right? Wrong. ERP Firewall seamlessly integrates from the user’s page action to the delivery of the call in less than 3 seconds.

The message can be customized to contain important information in addition to just the 2FA pin. This information could be beneficial and timely.

Click to Call joins ERP Firewall’s other 2FA challenges methods:

  • Text
  • Email
  • Time-based one time password (TOTP)
  • Duo Security
  • IVR
  • Instant Messaging
  • Biometrics.

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Security, Tips and Techniques

How to Prevent Student Grade Hacking in PeopleSoft

By Larry Grey • June 17, 2013

Larry just posted a YouTube video that describes how our ERP Firewall product’s 2-Factor Authentication feature can help prevent students from hacking into PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and changing grades. The video contains specifics on how 2-Factor Authentication works.

Larry created the YouTube video based on what was reported recently at Purdue University where students are facing felony charges for hacking into secure systems and changing grades (we don’t know whether the Purdue incident involved PeopleSoft).

Apparently, hacking to change grades is not uncommon:

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