Posts by Steven Feltner
Steven Feltner is a Technical Support Engineer for the Centrify Server Suite platform. Steven graduated from University of the Pacific with a Masters in Computer Science. Prior to joining Centrify, his previous experience involved providing support, maintaining access privileges and creating documentation for customers.
By Steven Feltner, December 28, 2016
This blog will discuss the what single-factor authentication (SFA), two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) are, and why more than one factor of authentication is vital to security. What is Single-factor Authentication (SFA)? Single-factor authentication is the simplest form of authentication methods. With SFA, a person matches one credential to verify himself or herself online. The most popular example of this would be a password (credential) to a username. Most verification today uses this type of authentication method. What is Two-factor Authentication (2FA)? Two-factor authentication uses the same password/username combination, but with the addition of being asked to verify who a person is by using…