Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Re: Requiring Launchpad 2FA from Ubuntu uploaders

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 01:35:00PM -0500, Simon Quigley wrote:
> On 08/14/2018 11:34 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> > How would this work, even conceptually? Some kind of extra challenge
> > when doing SFTP uploads or git/bzr pushes to ask for 2FA (and some
> > timeout arrangement so that it isn't hopelessly annoying)? What about
> > FTP uploads?
> In my opinion, SFTP should be the default for uploads to Ubuntu*, and we
> should phase out FTP. My local /etc/dput.cf has been patched to do this
> for a while now, and it works fine.

The reason we haven't done this is that there's no good way to make it
the default in everyone's dput configuration.

> If this is done, we should be able to use PAM with google-authenticator.

Not an option; Launchpad's SSH endpoints are custom servers, not
OpenSSH, and don't use PAM.

Colin Watson [cjwatson@ubuntu.com]

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