Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 850949
Review Request: pam_google_authenticator - Pluggable authentication module for Google Authenticator
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:25:37 EST
Spec URL: http://www.axivo.com/redhat/SPECS/pam_google_authenticator.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.axivo.com/redhat/SRPMS/pam_google_authenticator-1.0-1.el6.src.rpm
Google Authenticator contains a pluggable authentication module (PAM) which
allows login using one-time passcodes conforming to the open standards
developed by the Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH). Passcode generators
are available (separately) for several mobile platforms.
Fedora Account System Username: floren
This package should obsolete the google-authenticator as it provides the same functionality only rebased to the 1.0 code base.
Please be aware that the package creates /var/lib/google-authenticator directory, as detailed into my tutorial: http://www.axivo.com/go/googleauth
All security info is highlighted into "Dark Side" section, near the the end of tutorial. There is a debate related to proper TOTP files location, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=754978 link. I still believe the proper location to store the user TOTP files is /var/lib/google-authenticator.
Much better... Compiled and installed like a champ. I'll be testing it furhter shortly.
On the location of the files we, amongst many, have expressed our opinions. It's is now up to the maintainer (David?) and the Fedora people to make that determination. I will bow to the rough concensus of the community.
Either way, we need to update the google-authenticator utility updated to support the agreed upon paths as well.
The package will compile and install properly from Fedora 12 up to rawhide. After all, I use it in CentOS 5 without issues. :)
Looking forward to hear what David has to say about /var/lib/google-authenticator location. I will adjust the package if a maintainer decision is taken regarding a different directory. But I have a feeling the directory will be accepted as is, due to its logical structure.
Yup... Confirmed it installed perfectly. Confirmed that HMAC codes are working. Confirmed that nullok works so I didn't screw up my root account by adding it before setting up root. All good!
The existing rpms in the Fedora and EPEL repos have two patches in them noted like this:
Not sure of their applicability here or what I would do to test that but I see your package has no such patches. IAC, manually testing the patches to see if they would even apply to these sources fails on at least one Hunk each. I guess that's up to the maintainer to deal with that.
You can safely ignore those patches, they are rendered obsolete with the official 1.0 release. They were used into SVN package to enhance Google Authenticator with features that did not existed at that time (i.e. user=root).
Excellent! Good to know. Thanks.
Just curious, how long does it takes to review a package?
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