Re: Security for various IETF services

Ted Lemon <ted.lemon@nominum.com> Mon, 07 April 2014 13:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: Security for various IETF services
From: Ted Lemon <ted.lemon@nominum.com>
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On Apr 7, 2014, at 7:01 AM, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> wrote:
> Yes, we ought move away from passwords if/when we ever find an
> acceptably better solution, and yes, people ought manage their
> passwords well, but neither are today's reality more's the pity.

Perhaps it would be worth setting up support for client certs as a way to log in to IETF services.   If we won't start, why would someone else?