Looking for advise, MFA or additional step for access to a server over RDP

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Looking for advise, MFA or additional step for access to a server over RDP

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I'm trying to add additional protection for users accessing resources on an isolated network. Is there any way that I can utilize our Palo Alto's to accomplish this scenario?


We do use global protect and user-id mapping already, but as an example I would like John while on his laptop\pc that whenever he access lets call it ServerA over RDP that he has to do some sort of additional step to gain access into that network\destination. Possibly use some sort of multi-factor authentication or something similar?


Any ideas?




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Might want to look into Authentication profiles. That would allow you to do what you are looking for. 

Do I need to have a 3rd party product like Duo, Okta, etc? Or can I just use our backend service\server to have the user authenitcate against? Granted I believe if I want to use MFA then I could incorporate Duo, Okta, etc, correct?


If your looking for an additional Authentication outside of  GlobalProtect I'm not sure why you wouldn't use some sort of MFA for the auth profile if you are looking for an additional authentication attempt on that server. 

I'm more so looking to "fort knox" style access to a backend resource the best I can utilizing the Palo Alto's. If it's a little difficult for this subset of end users I am ok with it. I just really want to ensure a user is who they are when they go to access the resource. I do have it working, however it seems to only work for http\https requests, if I initiate a RDP session to the same server the traffic never leaves the laptop. But if I successfully sign into captive portal first and then launch the RDP to the same server then I am able to connect via RDP.

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