MIT has two-factor authentication and offers users a small USB device called a YubiKey as an alternative to use of phones. This could be an option in labs for use with the gloves-on computers if it's compatible with the system in use at the university/company in question.
On Feb 9, 2017, at 12:21 PM, Jyllian Kemsley <jyllian.kemsley**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM> wrote:
But if you're logging in to a computer that requires gloves, what do you do? Do you glove one hand for typing while holding the key-generating device in your other ungloved hand?
Personally, I'd hate to have to routinely type in my password with one hand. Lots of barriers to compliance here, no?--- This e-mail is from DCHAS-L, the e-mail list of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. For more information about the list, contact the Divisional secretary at secretary**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Wilhelm, Monique <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**umflint.edu> wrote:
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I am in academic labs. We use two-factor authentication on my campus for a lot of our systems, including our SDSs. I do not see how it would be a problem in the lab when using an ELN. Once you login with the code, say at the start of your work in the lab, you login to your ELN and won't need the phone any more. So, the phone would be used and put away prior to hands becoming contaminated.
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University of Michigan - Flint
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Two-factor login in the lab
I received this question on Twitter yesterday. For those who perhaps aren't familiar with two-factor login, it's when you log into an account using your password and an additional code that you receive via text message, an app, or a key fob. Codes often reset after 30 seconds.
"any suggestions on dealing w/upcoming required 2factor login to our ELN (which we use from gloves-on lab computers)?"
Is anyone already dealing with this in their labs? If so, how are you advising people? If not, what are your thoughts, assuming that you will have to deal with this issue eventually?
I'll probably do a blog post on this, so assume that responses are on the record. Feel free to give me a call if you prefer, or let me know when would be a good time to call you.
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