Lighthouse provides three user access security options.
- VANguard Federated Authentication Service – Single Sign-On
VANguard is provided by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and is recommended for Australian Federal Government entities wishing to obtain authentication services for internet applications. The VANguard Federated Authentication Service allows users logged on to their own Australian Federal Government entity’s network to authenticate and then use web applications such as Lighthouse. Authentication occurs transparently without additional credentials or software being required on the user’s computer.
- Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Microsoft Azure Active Directory) – Single Sign-On
Lighthouse supports Microsoft Entra ID single sign-on. Authentication occurs transparently without additional credentials or software being required on the user’s computer.
- Username/Password Authentication
User identity is assured through standard username and password protocol; passwords are encrypted within the database using AES encryption. Password complexity requirements can be set within the application, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) can be configured. Failed logon attempts are logged and available for viewing within Lighthouse. Lighthouse can be configured to lockout accounts after a set number of failed login attempts.
We can also offer cross-over options, such as a mix of proprietary, VANguard, Entra ID SSO and logon ID & password all at the same time.