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From: Dominique Martinet <asmadeus@codewreck.org>
To: Karl Dahlke <eklhad@comcast.net>
Cc: edbrowse-dev@edbrowse.org
Subject: Re: [edbrowse-dev] two factor, per device
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:20:43 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180721112043.GA13812@nautica> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180621054446.eklhad@comcast.net>

Karl Dahlke wrote on Sat, Jul 21, 2018:
> You get an imap password, somehow, and you claim it is per device? How
> is that possible?

No, well, yes - the way they want it to work is you generate as many
password as "apps" you want to use gmail with, so it's your "job" to
generate one per device.
More to the point, when you generate such a password it's given once and
then there's no way to view it again, so unless you go find it in your
.ebrc or somewhere you wrote it down it's probably easier for most
people to make another one up when they need a second one.
I doubt they'll forbid you to log in if you use the same one for
multiple programs/devices though.

> If password foobar gets you in to imap from mutt on your phone, it
> will get you in on edbrowse on your desktop.

Right, it's just a matter of user perspective. But my arguments from the
previous mail stand: if you were a good boy and used a different
password for each device, and one of them gets stolen, it's easy to
revoke that one.
If on the other hand you want to use the same generated password for
everything then it's the same as before, like you say.


  reply	other threads:[~2018-07-21 11:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-07-21  9:44 Karl Dahlke
2018-07-21 11:20 ` Dominique Martinet [this message]
2018-07-21 12:17   ` Karl Dahlke

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