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Offline mapleyb

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2 factor authentication
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:54:56 pm »
Is it possible to use google authenticate as a 2nd factor in accessing Vera in future updates please.
i really feel this would improve my security.

Offline RichardTSchaefer

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Re: 2 factor authentication
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 08:13:20 pm »
This would require MCV to perceive this as a benefit. I do not think MCV would like to couple their systems to Google.

If they did this in their server farm ... then you would still need to have faith that MCV would not be otherwise compromised.  (i.e. currently if MCV is compromised ... the perpetrator may gain access to the MCV ssh tunnels and then to your Vera through your firewall!)

If they did this at the Vera Unit ... Then to really be effective even LOCAL access would need to be validated with Google authentication ... This would require that Google be accessible when you first try to connect to Vera ... i.e. you could not use Vera sans the internet.


Offline chevdor

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Re: 2 factor authentication
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 07:06:20 am »
I see the topic was not really discussed much.

I also see 2FA as a must and not a 'benefit fo MCV'. Moreover 2FA does not automatically mean Google.
There are solutions such as Authy that work pretty well.