[OpenAFS] Future of AFS? Interesting Ideas!?

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Sun, 5 Jan 2003 18:59:42 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Charles Clancy wrote:

> > Let's see, my users have separate passwords for our Intranet site,
> > Lotus Notes server, Windows domain, Unix systems, and VPN gateway.
> >
> Well, most places never achieve real single-signon.  However, since most
> things (via PAM) support plain-text kerberos authentication, I'd think it
> would make account management a whole lot simpler if everyone only had one
> password.

We were closer with our old web authentication system (which I hated) then
replaced it with webiso, which requires me to type a password. I refuse to
use it. I'm not interested in going back in time. The person whose group
did the project tells me that resources were spent on this and so it's not
likely that any will become available to do anything else soon, so I have
written off the web entirely. At least with AFS we're trying to move
forward, instead of moving backward and then claiming that we squandered
all of our resources in the process of making things less useful.