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Adding Contextual Information to the RBAC Decision

Adding Contextual Information to the RBAC Decision

We don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. RBAC has many good aspects that we’d like to preserve. It’s standards-based, meaning various implementations should interoperate. It works, and is already in place, pretty much everywhere. But we’d like to be able to sprinkle in a bit of context, allowing us to fix the role explosion problem, without breaking its interoperability, or bringing in another implementation, with yet another protocol.

How-To Guide: Two-Factor Authentication

How-To Guide: Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords, everyone loves to hate them and still, in the era of digital certificates, fingerprints, and voice recognition, we use them on a daily basis and want users to memorize tens of different complex passwords. So they cheat and passwords get reused, written down on a piece of paper, you name it. Not that service providers always get this right either.