Smartcard and non-password methods (was Re: Password repository)

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sat Nov 21 21:45:06 CST 2009


On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 6:38 AM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> > Are passwords still the only lowest-common-denominator?
>
> There's OpenID, where a provider can use any verification process it
> wants, but all the OpenID providers I know use ordinary passwords.
>

http://yubico.com/developers/openid/

I'm currently trialing Yubico's for access to a number of Unix systems (via
PAM), and they seem to work very well.  Haven't played around with the
OpenID support, so I can't comment on if/how well it works.

  Scott.



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