Re: [IUG] login security question
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- Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:36:27 -0700
- From: "David Jones" <djones at scu dot edu>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] login security question
>>> On 3/11/2010 at 01:58 PM, John Rutherford <aw8721 at wayne dot edu> wrote:
> Has anyone found any useful work arounds? I will most likely
> submit these as enhancement requests at some point but am interested
> in your input prior to doing this in case I am missing some obvious (and
> simpler) solutions.
In addition to the non-standard ports for WMR, the IGR, WebBridge, and community manager authentications that run on regular port 80 definitely should go through SSL at least for the authentication part of the transaction.
The one workaround that I've contemplated is to create initials for each of the functions and only grant that single privilege to those initials.
The problem with that is making sure that the appropriate staff remember yet another set of credentials for those functions that they need to access. The more extra functions you have, the more initials you have to create.
It'd just be easier if every staff web login opportunity went through a SSL redirect similar to the WebPac [e.g., similar to https://your.lib.org/patroninfo/0/redirect=/illb could be something like https://your.lib.org/staff/redirect=/manual or https://your.lib.org/staff/redirect=/iii/community/reviews ].
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