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How to setup iPhone as a wireless key to your Mac

Rohos Logon Key for Mac allows to use any mobile phone as a key to your PC or Mac. This is possible thanks to bluetooth technology. Each mobile phone with a bluetooth module has it is own unique ID. Rohos Logon monitor all bluetooth devices that is discoverable near your Mac and authenticate user as soon as your iPhone is detected. Here we post a few screenshots on how to setup this feature.

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Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.1.4.3

+ Added a few actions on USB Key removal : Lock, Log Out, Sleep, Shutdown and Nothing – the most helpful for Mac Book Air
* Fixed PIN code support for Intel based Macs
* Improved UI
* Improved Installer
* “Add USb Key” dialog doesn’t show odd Apple hardware anymore (of course iPod will be shown)

For Mac Book Air Users: This version allows to use USB flash drive only for logon/unlock moments after that you can unplug it, so you don’t need to lose a USB port. This is due to ‘Nothing’ option (see screenshot).

download v.1.4.3 beta.

Notes about PIN code:
For those who are not familiar with two-factor authentication: By setting up PIN code you protect USB Key from somebody who can use it for logon into your Mac without your permission. After you plug in USB Key – Rohos Logon will always ask user to enter PIN in order to log in or unlock your Mac. To set up PIN, just click Change PIN button, after you set up your USB Key.

  • PIN code works only for USB flash drives
  • To change it – click Change PIN – and enter new PIN and Confirmation – OK
  • If you forget PIN code – use second USB Key (created before) or Safe Boot to disable Rohos Logon

To Upgrade:

It’s better to Quit current Rohos Logon , install new version over, and then open Rohos Logon and set up USB Key again.

Notes About Uninstalling / OFFing Rohos Logon:

  • To OFF or Quit Rohos Logon USB key should be connected

Using YubiKey token to log in into Remote Desktop

Hey All,

We would like to announce new release of Rohos Logon Key with YubiKey token support.

Key features:

  1. Doesn’t require to install anything on client computers
  2. Support cross Remote Desktop connections. (RDC via RDC)
  3. Cross platform: Connect to Windows Remote Desktop from Mac or Linux also
  4. Works with Windows Active Directory configurations
  5. Support password update/renewal policies
  6. Allows to quickly Add or disable certain YubiKey tokens for access
  7. Works in Windows 2003/2008 Terminal Servers

What’s new for YubiKey security:

  • Support for remote OTP verification and local OTP decryption
  • Yubikey setup dialog where you can Enter Yubico authentication web site or AES key for OTP decryption

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