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Re: Cosign Multi-factor Authentication Spec

On 11 Oct 2005, at 09:22, Linderman, Mark wrote:
I'm not finding anything in the spec about the ability to selectively
multi-factor protect individual url-patterns within a single filtered
resource. For example, we use a single instance of the Java cosign
filter to protect a suite of Peoplesoft applications, only some of which
we'd like to multi-factor protect. The rest would continue to require
only a single factor. Should I assume this would require as many filter
instances as there are url-patterns with different security

No. I think you're referring to the possible bug in the Java filter that you have previously reported? If so, I don't think that's germane to the multi-factor discussion.

It would be nice to see the multi-factor capability extended to re- auth.
Our re-authenticated resources are not really distinct from the rest of
our application content. As mentioned above, we'll turn on multi- factor
for some of that content and would like to be able to re-authenticate
for certain sub-components with the same factors used to authenticate.

It's not currently spec'd that way because re-auth must be configured centrally, while multi-factor is configured in the filters. It's not possible to mix central & filter configurations in the way that you describe. Instead, the capability you describe would require much more to be configured centrally.


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