On Mon, 11 Aug 2014, Michael Lasevich wrote:
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Alexander Bokovoy <aboko...@redhat.com>

On Mon, 11 Aug 2014, Michael Lasevich wrote:

So, it is NOT intended to use for border-style 2FA authentication (i.e.
VPN) - which seems may be a common use case for 2FA?

You can always supplement authentication check with some host-specific
information at the VPN concentrator. We don't have ready to use solution
here but it is definitely possible to use such scheme against FreeIPA

Sorry, I am not following.  What do you mean by "host-specific
information"? If system has no way to detect how many factors were involved
in authentication, how would I be able to guarantee that only 2FA is
allowed via this box?

I suppose this can work: I can write code that will:

1 - detects if there are OTP numbers at the end of the password
2 - authenticates using full 2FA
3 - authenticates using just password without 2FA

And then authenticate only if all 3 conditions are satisfied. Seems a bit
hacky, but that is the only way I can think that may work.
2 and 3 are the same from IPA point of view, just an LDAP bind. Ideally SSSD could handle this as part of a PAM stack by providing PAM
feedback that could be used by other modules. There was no request for
this functionality before.

However, I was mostly thinking that you may have an authentication
sequence where past successful auth you would check tokens associated
with the user to see if there is a recent update within the same time
period on one of tokens. This would work right now, though it is a bit a
hack -- a better one than the 2-accounts-per-user.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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