AuthPoint Deployment Guide

This help topic shows you how to set up and fully deploy AuthPoint, WatchGuard's multi-factor authentication solution. For a shorter overview of how to get started and test AuthPoint, see Quick Start — Set Up AuthPoint.

You manage AuthPoint from WatchGuard Cloud. For more information about WatchGuard Cloud, see About WatchGuard Cloud.

When you set up AuthPoint, we recommend that you first connect AuthPoint to your firewall and LDAP database. To do this, you must download and install the AuthPoint Gateway that connects them with AuthPoint, then add a RADIUS client or Fireboxresourcefor your firewall and an external identity for your LDAP database.

Next, you can add SAML resources for the applications that your users connect to and create authentication policies for those resources.

Finally, when everything is set up and ready to go, sync users from your LDAP database to AuthPoint.

You have now added your resources to AuthPoint, defined authentication policies for those resources, and synced your users. Before your users can authenticate with AuthPoint, they must install the AuthPoint app on their mobile devices and activate their AuthPoint token.

A token is something that is used to identify you and associate you with a device, like a digital signature or fingerprint. It is used in addition to, or in place of, a password when users log in to a protected resource. Users activate a token on a device that they use for authentication, such as a mobile phone. This device is then used to gain access to protected resources that require multi-factor authentication.

For more information, see Activate a Token.

See Also

Quick Start — Set Up AuthPoint

About AuthPoint

About the AuthPoint Mobile App

Configure MFA

About Authentication

User Management

AuthPoint Integration Guides