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PhoneFactor supporting SAML 2.0

PhoneFactor announced support for SAML 2.0, a standard for communicating identity information in the cloud. By providing support for SAML, PhoneFactor enables federated two-factor authentication for Google Apps,, and other cloud services and platforms.

When configured for SAML, PhoneFactor serves as the identity provider to the cloud service. The authentication process is delegated to PhoneFactor, which checks the user credentials against the company’s user directory. If the credentials match, PhoneFactor places an automated phone call or sends a text message to the user to verify the login. This provides two-factor authentication leveraging the user’s existing credentials and the user’s existing phone...


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