This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your Check Point appliance with AuthPoint, and configure your Check Point appliance to integrate with AuthPoint.
Your Check Point appliance must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint. Your Check Point appliance can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up RADIUS authentication with AuthPoint.
This integration was tested with R77.20.70 (990171948) of Check Point Appliance 770.
Check Point Appliance Authentication Data Flow with AuthPoint
AuthPoint communicates with various cloud-based services and service providers with the RADIUS protocol. This diagram shows the data flow of an MFA transaction for a Check Point appliance.
Before You Begin
Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:
- You have installed and configured the AuthPoint Gateway (see About Gateways)
- End-users can log in to the Check Point appliance
- A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint
Configure Check Point Appliance
Configure RADIUS Server
To use RADIUS authentication with your Check Point appliance, you must configure the settings for a RADIUS server (the AuthPoint Gateway).
- Log in to the Check Point Appliance web UI at https://<IP address of Check Point appliance:4434>.
- Select Users & Objects > Users Management > Authentication Servers.
- Click Configure to configure the RADIUS server.
- In the IPv4 address text box, type the IP address of the RADIUS server (AuthPoint Gateway).
- In the Port text box, type the port for the RADIUS client (Check Point) to use to communicate with the RADIUS server (AuthPoint Gateway). The default ports are 1812 and 1645.
- In the Shared Secret text box, type a shared secret for your RADIUS client to use for communication with AuthPoint.
- In the Timeout text box, type 60.
- Click Apply to save settings.
Configure Remote Access Settings
- Select VPN > Remote Access > Blade Control.
- Select On to enable Remote Access. Click Apply.
- Select VPN > Remote Access > Authentication Servers.
- Click permissions for RADIUS users.
- Select the Enable RADIUS authentication check box. Click Apply.
- Select VPN > Remote Access > Advanced.
- In the Office Mode Network text box, type a network value.
- In the Office Mode Subnet text box, type a network subnet value. Click Apply.
Check the VPN Remote Access Policy
A policy for the VPN remote access should be configured and allow users to access the VPN.
- Select Access Policy > Firewall > Policy.
- In the Incoming, Internal and VPN Traffic list, verify that the system created a VPN Remote Access policy.
Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from Check Point appliance, you must specify the Check Point appliance client as a RADIUS resource in AuthPoint. You must also assign the Check Point appliance to the user group that will authenticate through the Check Point appliance.
Add a RADIUS Resource in AuthPoint
From the AuthPoint management UI:
- From the navigation menu, select Resources.
- From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select RADIUS Client. Click Add Resource.
- In the Name text box, type a name for the Check Point appliance resource.
- In the Host text box, type the Check Point appliance IP address.
- From the User ID drop-down list, select User Name.
- In the Shared Secret text box, type the shared secret you specified for Check Point appliance.
- Click Save.
Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint
You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint for authentication with tje Check Point appliance, and you must assign an access policy for the Check Point appliance resource to that group. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.
In the AuthPoint management UI:
- From the navigation menu, select Groups.
- To add a new group, click Add Group. If you already have a group that you want to use, select the group to edit it.
- In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
- (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.
- In the Access Policy section, click Add Policy.
- In the Add Policy dialog box, from the Resource drop-down list, select the resource you want to add an access policy for.
- (Optional) To require that users type their password before they authenticate for this resource, select the Require Password Authentication toggle.
- Select the authentication options that users in this group can choose from when they authenticate.
For SAML resources, if you select more than one authentication option, users must choose one of the available options when they authenticate. For example, if you select OTP and Push, users can choose to type their OTP or approve a push to authenticate. You cannot require that they do both.
- Click Add.
- (Optional) Add one or more safe locations to your group. For more information about safe locations and detailed instructions to add them, see About Safe Locations.
- Click Save.
Before you assign users to a group, you must add them to AuthPoint. You can manually add user accounts or import user accounts from your LDAP database. For more information on how to add user accounts, see Add User Accounts.
Bind the RADIUS Resource to a Gateway
To use RADIUS authentication with AuthPoint, you must have the AuthPoint Gateway installed on your corporate network and you must assign your RADIUS resources to the Gateway in the AuthPoint web UI. The Gateway functions as a RADIUS server. For more information, see About Gateways.
- From the navigation menu, select Gateway.
- Select the Name of the Gateway.
- In the RADIUS section, in the Port text box, type the port number used to communicate with the Gateway. The default ports are 1812 and 1645.
- In the Select a RADIUS resource drop-down list, select your RADIUS client resource.
- Click Save.
Test the Integration
To test the integration of AuthPoint and configuration of your Check Point appliance, you can authenticate with a mobile token on your mobile device. For RADIUS resources, you can choose one-time password (OTP) or push.
In this example, we show the one-time password authentication method.
- Start the Check Point Endpoint Security client application.
- Right-click the VPN client icon in taskbar and select Connect to.
- From the Site drop-down list, select the Check Point appliance remote VPN gateway IP address.
- In the Username text box, type your AuthPoint user name.
- In the Password text box, type your AuthPoint password and your OTP (the OTP for your token is shown in the AuthPoint mobile app). Do not add a space between your password and your OTP.
- Click Connect.