GDM and alternate authentication methods
- From: Ben Ford <ben kalifornia com>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: GDM and alternate authentication methods
- Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 04:09:02 -0700
The subject came up a while ago of adding voice authentication to GDM.
It was decided that GDM needed to be patched.
I have a different suggestion. Keep in mind that I have not looked at
the GDM code, so I have no way of knowing whether my proposal will be
straightforward or a total rewrite.
I propose that we make GDM modular, in a sense, it can be the graphical
equivilant of PAM. We shouldn't *replace* PAM, that should still do the
core authentication. This is only for the graphical representation of
the user/pass challenges or their equivilants (voice ID, retina print,
thumbprint, DNA sample, etc).
What do you guys think of this? I don't think it's been done for Linux
yet, and that is one thing that keeps Linux off corporate desktops. My
CEO would use a Linux desktop if his thumb scanner would work on it.
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