Enabling secure and easy 2FA without requiring a personal device
Code Enigma uses the YubiKey in two ways. Firstly, Yubico OTP technology is used as an authentication credential. Secondly, the YubiKey provides employees with an alternative to Google Authenticator, particularly when employees do not want to use personal cell phones for work. Because the YubiKey has two memory slots, Code Enigma configures Slot 1 to use their own YubiOTP server to authenticate and the other for a TOTP credential as used by Google Authenticator for logging into Google Apps.
Not only was Code Enigma happy with the YubiKey experience itself, the company was highly encouraged by the fact that Yubico led the development of the FIDO U2F standard. In addition, because Yubico software is open-sourced, it allows Code Enigma to manage the YubiKey deployment within the organization without relying heavily on proprietary software.
“Integrating with applications was really simple — we practically haven’t had to write any code. Instead we just pick up the open-source pieces already out there and deploy them appropriately,” said Greg Harvey, Director at Code Enigma.