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Re: GitLab migration


While there are many forms of 2FA in the world, GitLab does not support all
of them.
Currently, TOTP and U2F are the only supported methods [1]

This means that if we enabled it, everyone with commit access would need
either a device running a TOTP-compliant program, or a U2F device such as a
There are desktop TOTP software options such as Authy, oathtool, and Gnome

[2] https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/Authenticator

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:41 PM Andy Peters <devel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > 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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