MFA for Unix/Linux

From RHEL to open-source distros, SurePassID secures access to Unix/Linux domain and account logins with  on every device, in every deployment architecture.


Securing Linux systems with SurePassID and Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM)

At SurePassID, we’re accustomed to working with enterprise customers that are using Linux systems within their IT infrastructures. Whether it’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux or specialized telecom distros, we enable customers to secure system logins with multi-factor authentication (MFA). SurePassID  has been deployed on Linux servers and workstations spanning x86-64, Power ISA, ARM64, and IBM Z architectures.

SurePassID leverages the Linux Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) specification. PAM enables organizations to add MFA to protect any Linux system via direct login, SSH, and other Linux apps. The SurePassID PAM automatically interfaces with the SurePassID Universal MFA platform, providing strong authentication credentials for all servers and workstations within the enterprise.

The SurePassID PAM is downloadable source code available from a private GitHub repository. There are instructions for building, configuring and installing on Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, and iOS platforms. Customers have also adapted the SurePassID PAM to other PAM-based Linux systems.


Supported Distros


Is Linux part of your enterprise? Then you need SurePassID MFA.

Zero Trust everywhere

SurePassID makes it easy to achieve Zero Trust. Deploy MFA for IT in the cloud, OT on-premise or in private clouds.

Outstanding ROI

User self-service. Administrative automation. Unrivaled technical support. Everything about SurePassID maximizes your ROI.

Regulatory compliance

No matter what your cybersecurity mandate, SurePassID has the MFA solution you need for compliance.

Five 9s availability

MFA is mission critical. SurePassID has the Five 9s (99.999%) availability, redundancy, and automatic failover you need.

Phishing resistance

FIDO2 and CAC/PIV are the forms of phishing-resistant MFA that exist today. SurePassID enables you to make the most of both.

Cyber liability insurance

Securing privileged accounts with MFA is a foundational requirement of CLI. Achieve it rapidly and cost-effectively with SurePassID.

360° view of user access

SurePassID delivers a 360 degree view of user access across your IT/OT apps and integrates it with your SIEM or SOAR solution.

AI-based access monitoring

SurePassID's AI-based monitoring automates the alerting and interventions for lateral movement and unauthorized access.