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Re: GitLab migration


> On Nov 25, 2019, at 10:10 AM, jp charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 25/11/2019 à 17:53, Kevin Cozens a écrit :
>> On 2019-11-25 11:03 a.m., Seth Hillbrand wrote:
>>> 2FA would be using something like Google Authenticator on your phone,
>>> a YubiKey or SMS message code to verify your login on a computer in
>>> addition to the password.
>> It may not affect me as I'm a user of KiCad and occasional reporter of
>> bugs. What gitlab activities would require 2FA? Reading the link
>> supplied about 2FA says it would send a message to a phone. I don't
>> have, or want, a cell phone. How would requiring 2FA affect others
>> without a cell phone who want to use the gitlab repo site?
> I am also like Kevin:
> I don't have, or want, a cell phone (or any Google account).
> A simple password is not perfect, but at least it is easy to use and
> works from any computer install.
> Kicad gitlab repo is for a FOSS development.
> It is not for Fort Knox access management.

2FA will work with an email address — this is how one of my banks does it. They send the code to the email address. It works, and isn’t too annoying, except when the mail servers are slow to respond.

I prefer SMS to my iPhone, which when used with iMessages, the code sent to my iPhone goes to all of the devices connected to my iCloud account, and then magically Safari “knows” that the message was sent and offers to fill in the code.

2FA is going to be the way of the world as all banking and such move to it, at least until a better authentication mechanism comes along.

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