Physical Authentication Tokens

Alan Cox alan at
Thu Jul 24 22:54:44 UTC 2008

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:36:00 -0700
Jay Chandler <lists at> wrote:

> Howdy.
> Firstly, my apologies for what might be slightly off topic.
> Has anyone seen a solution for Fedora / Linux in general that offers  
> physical access tokens (similar to RSA's SecureID) for the do it  
> yourselfer?  I'm not too keen on spending a few grand for my private  
> equipment, but I'd like to be able to apply genuine two-factor  
> authentication.

If you are prepared to hack PAM modules then you can write your own for
whatever toys you like playing with (be that RFID, smart cards or even
stuff like querying a password on a mobile phone via a java applet on the
phone and bluetooth)

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