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Strong Authentication For A Windows Logon
From: "Alan Blackwell" <blackwellalan () hotmail com>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:09:54 +0000
The engineers where I work need to use a laptop with special applications on
it to help them maintain some plant machinery. This laptop will be a Windows
2000 laptop that will log into the new Active Directory enabled Domain that
is being setup. For various reasons we need very strong control of who logs
onto this laptop and when.
The current idea is to use strong authentication on the Windows logon that
the laptop user will use. The idea is to issue a SecurID token to an
appropriate senior engineer who needs to authorise any changes to the plant
machinery. By using the token as part of the laptop's windows logon we can
ensure that whichever engineer has the laptop out needs to call the senior
engineer during the logon process. If they don't they can't logon as they
won't have the passcode.
Can anyone answer the following:
Do SecurID tokens work with Windows logons in this way, if so how do you set
If SecurID tokens don't work in this way are there any other strong
authentication solutions for Windows that anyone cares to recommend? I would
prefer something similar to the above where a passcode from a token is
required if possible.
Thanks for your help.
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- Strong Authentication For A Windows Logon Alan Blackwell (Nov 12)