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Re: Use of tokens for access to Debian resources?

On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 10:32:12PM +0100, Ludovic Rousseau wrote:
> Other examples but the smart card is soldered inside the reader and
> can't be changed:
> - RSA SecureID SID800
> - Eutron CryptoIdentity
> - Verisign Secure Storage Token

The SID800 has the advantage of disconnected mode where you can just
retype a code from its display. Good for environments where you need to
authenticate but can't use a USB device, eg PuTTY at an internet cafe.

> Note that you can plug the RSA SecureID token in a PC and use a small
> program to get the number displayed on the token screen. So you do not
> need a braille interface.

My earlier email referred to the SID900 (which I have for my office
VPN); I see that there other ones do not have a keypad for
challenge/reponse functionality.

> PS: I think designing a hardware solution ourself is a stupid idea.
> Unless Debian becomes a hardware manufacturer...

I agree.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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