Re: Alternative Login Methods/Security Devices/Smart Cards

From: John (
Date: 06/14/05

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:15:48 +0200

Joshua wrote:
> Hi
> I'm wondering if anyone out there has any experience with this. I have a
> complex password scheme applied to my domain and I have a user who has issues
> remembering complex passwords. This user is important enough that I find an
> alternate solution without removing my password policy.
> Has anyone had any experience with this, or any suggestions on what route to
> go?
> Thanks in advance!

Hi Joshua,

why should someone become a "strong password specialist" when all he
wants is to do his job? Yes, a Smart Card (or USB Token) can be very
helpful here. If you want to make it even easier, you could throw in
some biometrics. Then all he has to remember is to bring whatever
bodypart is necessary.

Also Single Sign On (SSO) applications can use the card/token to store
usernames/passwords on it, so all the user has to do is authenticate
himself to the card, and the card will do it to all other applications.

Best regards