Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Fri Feb 11 19:42:25 PST 2011

> What does Google-Authenticator provide for a desktop OS? I thought it was just Android, Blackberry, and PAM.
> Would this be a way to compile those components? Or is there desktop support as well?

I assumed that if it can be used with PAM then then it can be used to log into the computer. We use thumb print scanners or USB stick certificates on some computers so why not having your mobile device as well.

It's not much more than an RSA token.

> As a side note, this inspired me to look into Google's 2-factor auth support and I came across oath-toolkit [1]. ... It compiled cleanly on my Mac and I've submitted a Portfile [2].


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