Pilot service for Yubikey two-factor authentication

December 12, 2014

Yubikey authentication

Filed under: Pilot service for Yubikey two-factor authentication — idurkacz @ 5:04 pm
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The Yubikey authentication standard is proprietary – but it is completely open. So it would be perfectly possible for anybody to implement their own authenticator from the ground up.

However: why bother? Yubico makes a lot of source code available at its github site including:

  1. Source code for an authentication server.
  2. Source code for a PAM module which interfaces with the authentication server.

In addition, Yubico provides a free ‘cloud-based’ authentication service, ‘Yubicloud’.

So in fact experimenting with Yubikey authentication is easy: for a start, anyway, we can just use the ‘Yubicloud’ service.

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