[Phpmyadmin-devel] Hardware Authentication

Luc Andre landre3567 at gmail.com
Fri May 23 21:53:57 CEST 2008


I'm new to this list so let me introduce myself.

I'm working for a company that designed a secure a low cost USB
authentication dongle.
This dongle can be authenticated by any web site using only a few lines of
PHP and Java Script.

I'm also using PMA  for a while, and knowing how critical the security is
for PMA users I tryed to integrate our solution to add hardware
authentication support to PMA.

So I downloaded the latest stable release  and I added some lines of code in
libraries/auth/cookie.auth.lib.php and it worked...

Now if I add the Ids of the authorized  USB authentication dongle in a
configuration file  I can access the login page  only  if  the dongle is
plugged  on my PC. And as soon as I unplugged it I'm automatically logouted.
Nobody can administrate my mysql server without my USB dongle.

So my questions are:

1) Is the integration of a commercial (hardware) product compatible with the
PMA's project policy ?

2) Are you interested by hardware authentication for PMA.

3) What is the process to commit changes in the trunk ? Who will review the
code ?

Thanks  for you reply,


It took me a couple  of day enter your code

The product is almost ready for market and his targeted
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