IBM PowerSC MFA introduces version 1.3 with enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 220-379
October 6, 2020

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Overview

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The latest version of IBM® PowerSC MFA, which provides alternative authentication mechanisms for systems used with RSA SecurID-based authentication and certificate authentication, has three major feature updates:

  • IBM i client enablement, which will give IBM i users the ability to use multifactor authentication (MFA) on their IBM i systems
  • Enterprise Linux® on Power® Systems server enablement, which will support the PowerSC MFA server component with Linux on Power
  • MFA integration enhancement, which exposes administrative interfaces with a Representational State Transfer (REST)-compliant API, making MFA integration easier through standard REST


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Any IBM system that includes an IBM POWER7+®, IBM POWER8®, IBM POWER9™, or later, technology-based processor

One of the following operating systems:

  • IBM AIX® 7.1 or 7.2
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux Server 7.4, or later
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3, or later
  • IBM i 7.3 or 7.4


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Effective date

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November 13, 2020



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Program number

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5765-MFA 1.3.0 IBM PowerSC Multi-Factor Authentication on Power
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