[phpMyAdmin Developers] Requesting some clarifications

Raghuram Vadapalli raghuram.vadapalli at research.iiit.ac.in
Mon Mar 6 17:57:16 CET 2017

Hi Michal,

Thanks for the reply. I was wrong. It doesn't require internet access. A
bit of looking into google-authenticator clarified it. HOTP and TOTP
algorithms manage to maintain sync on their own. I thought they would
require network access.


On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com> wrote:

> Hello Raghuram
> Raghuram Vadapalli píše v Pá 03. 03. 2017 v 12:10 +0000:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have gone through the list of enhancements for the project
> > 'Enhancements collection A' and past conversation on them. I am able
> > to understand most of the requirements. There are few things I didn't
> > understand as of now:
> > Google authenticator: Right now, PMA can be used on a local network.
> > Two-factor authentication would force internet access. Are we
> > considering it.
> First of all I don't think that 2FA needs interned access. You generate
> the key, share it with authentication app by displaying the QR code onthe
> screen and it's done.
> Anyway even if it would require internet access, this will still be
> optional feature, so it's up to user if he wants to enable it or not.
> --
>         Michal Čihař | https://cihar.com/ | https://weblate.org/
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