[WEB SECURITY] Password-less login ?

Mike mikedawg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 18:31:18 EST 2013


Depends on the proxy and its functions. Many proxies now monitor SSL
traffic by acting as a go between.
On Jan 28, 2013 4:16 PM, "Glenn Pierce" <glennpierce at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the good ideas everyone. I have a few things to think about.
>
> When accessing through https what will upstream proxies log ? Just
> the encrypted url right ?
>
>
> On 28 January 2013 09:13, Glenn Pierce <glennpierce at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi I like to have opinions on the security of logging into a website
>> with just a uid
>> ie
>>
>>
>> https://someserver.com/login/a4337bc45a8fc544c03f52dc550cd6e1e87021bc896588bd79e901e2
>>
>> I have inherited a system that provides a login for tablets which login
>> in this manner.
>> (It needs an automated login for the tablets)
>> Obviously the url in required to be encrypted by always requiring https.
>>
>>
>> We often provide one time tokens like this when someone has forgotten
>> their password.
>> But why not allow this to be a permanent login ?
>>
>> Why is requiring a uid like above worst than a username,password ?
>> I believe I am missing something stupid as you would see more of this
>> kind of thing.
>> That makes be nervous.
>>
>> Thanks for any feedback.
>>
>
>
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