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Re: Smart Card - Sun.
From: ".:[Travis]:." <traviso () FreeBSDFoo com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 11:19:21 -0700 (MST)
On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Jens Johansson wrote:
How does the smart card authentication work ?
If it's the same smart card where I work, there isn't any
real authentication aside from the standard username password you
usually use. The first time you put the card in you'll probably
create a session and it will ask you for your login and passwd.
Then if you move to a different location still supported by your
server the session will pop up on the new machine.
What information is stored on the card ?
A code that is tied to your session.
How's the security ?
As logging in normally.
What do i achive using this authentication method ?
It makes your session portable.
I mean, will i still need a password? like pgp encrypt password phrase?
What happens if i loose my smartcard?
If you misplace your smartcard, you can still login normally
to your machine, kill your processes that exist in your live smartcard
session and carry on...
I hope this helps.
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