Yubico support NFC.

asked 2017-08-03 19:34:37 +0200

DarkTuring gravatar image

Please introduce and support Yubico key NFC two factor athenticstion and login support.

Use Cases:

  1. login to phone by tapping Yubico NFC key against phone suppoeting NFC (feature already exists with Google Chrome OS, using Yubico USB to unlock computer);
  2. create SFOS native keychain (local) and unlock keys whenever, and where ever (android or sfos apps) when within a user or password field, the yubiko key would unlock the keychain;
  3. Two factor authentication support of SFOS native apps, so Yubiko key plus a simole passcode say 3344 togetger would allow you to login certain apps (banking, or sensitive document storage);
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Nice idea. Can you attach any links to the project itself and maybe example code or something like this. I don't see any potential currently as the official SailfishOS devices don't support NFC or not in a way you would want it for the Yubico. In the future with the Sony Xperia X device and other devices that might be very interesting though I think system integration by Jolla would be on low on the priority list as they have dozen of other features with higher priorities (like general encryption support for the filesystem and so on)

leszek ( 2017-08-03 21:25:08 +0200 )edit
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@liszek https://www.yubico.com/products/services-software/personalization-tools/yubikey-otp/

there is linux/ubunto code for yubikey management, also the best might be running an OTP server locally on each phone tp generate the matching ome time passwords.

DarkTuring ( 2017-08-04 06:23:01 +0200 )edit

@coderus thats an interesting article, what i actually do with the yubikey is using a static but long password approach with basically a public (hardware key) and a private key (in my head), no communication with any server. Still hackable but will take a heck longer for anybody in possesion of the hardware key.

DarkTuring ( 2017-08-07 17:40:53 +0200 )edit