What's V-OS Cloud Portal

The V-OS Cloud Portal is the web interface where you can sign up, subscribe, manage subscriptions, services, payments, and orders. The URL to the Portal is https://cloud.v-key.com.

What's V-OS Cloud Dashboard

The V-OS Cloud Dashboard is the client area restricted by access accounts. You can log in to the Dashboard with either a root, admin, or supervisor account. You can configure (environments, services, and connectors), deploy services, and manage service users of your organization through the Dashboard. Only root and admin users have the right to do configurations and modifications in the Dashboard. Users with supervisor access right have only view access to the Dashboard. The URL to login to the Dashboard is https://cloud.v-key.com/login.

What's V-OS Cloud Identity Management

The V-OS Cloud Identity Management (IDM) is the access gateway that handles communication between the V-OS Cloud and various components such as directory, RADIUS server, SAML server, etc. that are available in your organization for initiating and performing the authorization and authentication of end-users.

What's V-Key App

The V-Key app is a mobile app developed for V-OS Cloud that can be used to do 2nd factor authentication for both VPN access and Office 365 services. It serves as a virtual token to help end-users manage accounts and do authentication approval. The V-Key app is mandatory for end-users to utilize the V-OS Cloud services if your organization subscribed to the Free or Professional plan. The V-Key app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It is recommended to always upgrade your V-Key app to the latest version.

What's Directory Connector

Directory connector is the connector that can be used by V-OS Cloud to connect to the directory services that are hosted on-premise or by third-party directory service providers like Azure AD, JumpCloud, or even OpenLDAP for service implementation.

Multiple directory connectors can be created in V-OS Cloud Dashboard to connect to different directories. If you only use one directory for all the services, it is completely fine to have just one directory connector for all purposes.

What's Primary Directory Connector

The primary directory connector is the connector used by V-OS Cloud to connect to the directory for authorizing and authenticating users during user activation and V-Key app login.

What's Secondary Directory Connector

The secondary directory connector is the connector used by V-OS Cloud to connect to the directory for authenticating users when logging in to services like VPN, Office 365, etc. This is used as the 1st factor authentication.

What's RADIUS Connector

The RADIUS connector is used by 2nd factor authentication for VPN. V-OS Cloud needs to connect to the RADIUS server in your organization, e.g., SonicWall server. This connector receives and responds to an authentication request from the RADIUS server, which is placed in the local network in your organization.

What's SAML Connector

The SAML Connector is used by 2nd factor authentication for Office 365. V-OS Cloud will be federated with Office 365 tenant of your organization. V-OS Cloud communicates with Office 365 server via the SAML connector, which receives and responds for SAML authentication requests from Microsoft Office 365 server. V-OS Cloud supports SAML2.0.

What's Service Instance

A service instance is an instance of a 2FA service provided by V-OS Cloud. The service instances are automatically created and available in the V-OS Cloud Dashboard upon subscription approval. You can configure, manage, start, stop, and do user control through the service instance.

What's Token Pack

A token pack is a QR code that contains the primary directory connector that is used for authenticating the users while they logging in to the V-Key app. The token pack also contains the configurations of the server environment that you have set up and the service instances that you have subscribed to. You can manually create new token packs for different configurations using an admin account and use different token packs to differentiate environments (development, staging, or production), regions, etc.