From: Robin M. Izzo <rmizzo**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Two-factor login in the lab
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:09:56 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: D4C26D70.35932%rmizzo**At_Symbol_Here**


Most two-factor login systems allow for hardware other than a phone.  At Princeton, some people will keep a "token" in the lab, which generates a code to enter for authentication.  There is also the option of generating an SMS text message with a code, which may pop up on a phone even in sleep mode and may not require actually touching the phone.

Most systems only require dual authentication once a day, so another option some use is to change a glove to access the phone (usually wearing two gloves on one hand, remove the one glove to access the phone, then go back to the keyboard).

Good question!


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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU> on behalf of Jyllian Kemsley <jyllian.kemsley**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:55 AM
To: "DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU" <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Two-factor login in the lab

Hi all,

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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