Germany-based LSE, Leading Security Experts GmbH, a part of MAX21 Management group of companies (stock exchange symbol: MA1, ISIN: DE000A0D88T9) will be represented at RSA Conference, the world’s leading conference for IT Security in San Francisco, at booth #S815 South Expo as an OATH organization (initiative for Open Authentication) from February 29 to March 4, 2016. During this international event, LSE will present their latest product expansion for the OS X®operating system, “LSE LinOTP Authentication Provider”, which is the first adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA) product for Mac platforms.
With its LSE LinOTP Authentication Provider, LSE is expanding the portfolio of existing authentication provider products for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems to OS X®. This token solution enables implementation on a cross-platform and cross-technology basis. The new product improves the login security with a One-Time Password solution (OTP). LSE LinOTP backend supports all existing OTP implementations, such as mobile apps (Google Authenticator, FreeOTP) and tokens (i.e. OATH, Yubikey). The configuration is done via an integrated OS X® Environment native configuration dialogue. Thanks to LSE LinOTP, adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA) is being expanded to Mac environments.
LSE LinOTP Authentication Provider communicates with LinOTP backend via an encrypted HTTPS connection, which allows for high-availability scenarios with round-robin or load-balancing scenarios.
LSE will be represented as an OATH organization (Initiative for Open Authentication) at the RSA Conference, February 29 – March 4, 2016 at booth #S815 South Expo.
[OS X® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
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LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance (SVA) -- Important Technical Information
Relevant to: Customers using the
LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance (SVA)
Affected SVA versions: 1.2 and below
If the preceding conditions apply to you, please read this message
very carefully. It contains important lifecycle information that could
impact your support and security situation.
Dear LinOTP customers,
in our technical newsletter of 8 September 2015 we informed you about
the availability of the LSE LinOTP Smart Virtual Appliance (SVA)
2.0. As described there, that version upgraded the technology of the
appliance. Its basic operating system was moved to the newest
generation (an advance of two major versions), and we have accordingly
recommended installing the upgrade. This requires a migration and
cannot be performed by means of the automated update facility, which
is why some (few) customers have not yet made the transition. The
migration of the configuration and token database is, however, fully
If you have not yet performed the migration, we now recommend that you
urgently migrate to the current version of the LinOTP Smart Virtual
Appliance (SVA). Since the Debian team will cease long-term support of
the Debian GNU/Linux version 6.0 ("squeeze"), we will in your own
interest discontinue support for SVA versions 1.2 and below, since the
security and stability of these versions can no longer be guaranteed.
*** Support and the availability of updates for the LSE LinOTP Smart
Virtual Appliance 1.2 ends on February 29th 2016. Therefore, SVA version
1.2 will be in its EOL (end-of-life) state effective March 1st 2016.
Support, patches, and updates will no longer be available, and
safe operation can no longer be guaranteed.
Only those few customers who have not migrated yet will need to do
this now. Users of SVA version 2.0 and later are expressly not
If you want to perform the migration, the appropriate instructions are
available in the online manual
you still use an LSE LinOTP SVA Installer in a version below 20,
please order a current installer from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our support team will gladly be available for questions or migration
Hotline: +49 6151 86086115
Thank you for using LSE LinOTP in your environment.
Your LSE LinOTP Team