Together with you, we want to make cooperation in the Daimler Supplier Portal even safer.
To this end, we will use new and easy-to-use security mechanisms in the Daimler Supplier Portal.
In September 2020, we asked them about surveys on the use of other authentication methods in addition to a login.
We have received about 15,000 feedback, for which we would like to thank you very much.
The so-called Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) or Second Mean makes the use of Inernet services even more secure. You may be familiar with this. from your private environment from online banking, or from cloud services, where they provide a further confirmation of your identity in addition to the login (e.g. via SMS-TAN or fingerprint).
Results from the Portal Manager survey:
- About 70% of portal managers use their mobile phone for business purposes
- Approx. 55% use further authorization already in the business environment outside the Daimler Supplier Portal
- Approx. 40% already use the authentication methods available in the MFA service
- About 60% are not yet sure whether they can use the authentication methods available in the MFA service in the business area
- More than 2,200 textual feedbacks
We have received your feedback in order to optimize our planning in a user-oriented manner.
On this portal page we will keep you informed about the introduction.
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What is MFA ?
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) extends access permissions by checking multiple independent characteristics (factors).
In our daily work, we are all familiar with logging in to applications with our UserID and password. But there are applications that allow access to sensitive data.
In such cases, the use of an additional, different login (=multi-factor authentication) helps to protect this data from attacks (e.g. phishing) that are now carried out by cybercriminals.
This is certainly known to you by now, for example, from online banking.
Why is Daimler introducing MFA in the Daimler Supplier Portal?
The ever-increasing digital data exchange with correspondingly increasing online crime forces partners to use secure ways of communicating data. For this reason, Daimler AG will also provide for further protection (only) for relevant applications for its central data exchange platform for suppliers.
Additional security solutions must be implemented for applications that provide access to sensitive data, either for you or for the enterprise.
One of the most important applications of the Daimler Supplier Portal that needs to be protected is the access management tool GEMS. GEMS is therefore the first application to be secured with MFA.
Who is affect by MFA in the Daimler Supplier Portal ?
At the start, this only applies to the / your portal managers in your location, which portal users administer in your location (approve, entitle, ...)
Which Daimler applications are covered with an MFA ?
- GEMS (Administration tool for portal managers / org admins)
Further applications are expected to follow (e.g. engineering and purchasing applications) and are continually supplemented in this list.
When will MFA be activated in the Daimler Supplier Portal ?
We plan to introduce MFA in the first quarter of 2021.
However, MFA is initially only perceived by portal managers.
Registration in the Daimler Supplier Portal is not affected.
What should I do if I am affected ?
Nothing at this stage!
We are currently preparing everything for the activation of MFA in the 1st quarter of 2021.
We keep you informed on this information page.
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