[Admin-discuss] Web Forums - Authentication and Security

Craig Christopher Martin Gavagan Mac Entee credak at redbrick.dcu.ie
Mon Apr 26 08:03:52 IST 2010


Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I heard SAML isn't great
beyond the intranet level...

Craig

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 07:00:53AM +0100, Fergus Donohue wrote:
> Just out of curiosity - why OpenID and not SAML?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Fergus.
> 
> elephant wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 03:52:38PM +0100, kat farrell wrote:
> >   
> >> On 23 April 2010 22:17, Sean <revenant at redbrick.dcu.ie> wrote:
> >>
> >>     
> >>> Hi
> >>>
> >>> As you may have heard, the committee are optioning installing a web based
> >>> forum for their users to use for discussing various topics, much like the
> >>> existing nntp based boards.
> >>>
> >>> The type of forum will most likely be vBulletin, though PHPBB and SMF
> >>> haven't been completely written off.
> >>>
> >>>       
> >> These are all ugly... Is someone willing to theme them? >.>
> >>
> >>
> >>     
> >>> The issue is how to manage user authentication.
> >>>
> >>> The board will probably be going behind pubcookie. While this makes it less
> >>> convenient for the users, there are benefits of privacy and additional
> >>> security.
> >>>
> >>> Two options were suggested for user management on the board itself.
> >>>
> >>> The first would be to install a quick plug in to allow authentication from
> >>> though LDAP. User accounts would be created automatically. This seems
> >>> relatively straightforward, though it's potential insecurity has been
> >>> pointed out.
> >>>
> >>> Another option suggested by a few people is to implement a Redbrick OpenID
> >>> provider and force the board to only accept redbrick openids. This sounds
> >>> kind of interesting to me.
> >>>
> >>>       
> >> ++ on this, moving away from hacking pubcookie would be great, not to
> >> mention having an OpenID service would be awesome.
> >>     
> >
> > Another +1. OpenID is great, extremely easy to authenticate with :D
> >
> >   
> >>     
> >>> Thoughts, advice, opinions?
> >>>
> >>>       
> >> and the divide grows larger :)...
> >>
> >>     
> >>> Seán
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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