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Easier log-in with globaliD

UPDATE: Beginning on Tuesday, October 24th, a subset of GateHub users will be able to sign up with globaliD and connect to GateHub through the globaliD app. We look forward to hearing your feedback on this new product offering!....

http://blog.gatehub.net/post/166075930307/easier-log-in-with-globalid

Edited by T8493
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I don't understand how this is significantly better than Google Authenticator (and TOTP one-time passwords).

Basically, it looks like a single-factor authentication solution where your sole factor is possession of a physical device (probably mobile phone). What if someone steals this device?

 

 

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so like... global ID has a use case?

and erm... that use case is er... logging into gatehub?

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53 minutes ago, T8493 said:

I don't understand how this is significantly better than Google Authenticator (and TOTP one-time passwords).

Basically, it looks like a single-factor authentication solution where your sole factor is possession of a physical device (probably mobile phone). What if someone stoles this device?

 

 

 Think u can use both, google auth and globaliD

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Just now, Xrphunter said:

 Think u can use both, google auth and globaliD

Yeah, but where do you have google auth installed? On the same device where you have also globaliD installed?

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1 hour ago, Xrphunter said:

Maybe

Still have to enter a pincode or a fingerprint to open globlid... So stealing the device isn't enough, you'll have to steal that code or a thumb/finger as well :) 

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2 hours ago, kanaas said:

Still have to enter a pincode or a fingerprint to open globlid... So stealing the device isn't enough, you'll have to steal that code or a thumb/finger as well :) 

I'm not sure how globaliD works, but this doesn't seem to provide any additional layer of security compared with using PIN (or fingerprint) protected phone + phone encryption + TOTP token...

But I'm not sure what is GateHub even trying to achieve with this IMHO...

EDIT: I somehow still think that multisign is the solution to these authentication problems and not some third-party authentication app (which just moves "security" issues from the GateHub login form on their web site to this app on a phone which can be potentially easily hacked):

 

 

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2 hours ago, gatehub said:

Thank you all so much for your feedback.

For more background on our announcement with globaliD, please see our recent blog post or globaliD section on our support site.

Thanks for chiming in.
Maybe it would be good to explain how and why Gatehub lately is only answering on personal issues by way of their support site.
Me personally I've good understanding why (and always had fast and professional support by your support site), as an MSB, you only concentrate on one single channel
But a lot of complaints here still go about "bad and slow support"
So it might be good, for once and for all that you @gatehub tell them here what they should do (and not do) to have your best support.

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2 hours ago, gatehub said:

Thank you all so much for your feedback.

For more background on our announcement with globaliD, please see our recent blog post or globaliD section on our support site.

But globaliD section on your support site says literally nothing about how this globaliD authentication works....

 

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