Bug 3556 - Cumbersome to switch authentication method
Summary: Cumbersome to switch authentication method
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
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Reported: 2010-06-10 13:49 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2022-08-23 13:17 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Illustration of drop-down menu selector of authentication methods. (139.49 KB, image/png)
2014-01-16 16:48 CET, Karl Mikaelsson

Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2010-06-10 13:49:23 CEST
Currently, we support three different authentication methods in tlclient. Assuming you have access to the Options->Security dialog, changing the auth method can be done with 3 mouse clicks (4 after restart of client). However, this might be a little bit too much for some users. Therefore, one idea is to create a shortcut on the client login window for toggling auth methods. It could be a button. One idea is to introduce a configuration parameter, say, AUTH_TOGGLE. If empty, the button is not displayed at all. If it contains two or more auth methods, then the button would switch between these methods.
Comment 1 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2014-01-16 16:48:49 CET
Created attachment 504 [details]
Illustration of drop-down menu selector of authentication methods.
Comment 3 Aaron Sowry cendio 2014-04-28 09:52:56 CEST
Automatic toggling (rather than a drop-down menu) might also be handy in some
situations, e.g. organisations where some users log in with smart cards, some
with passwords. The dialogue could then change depending on whether or not a
smart card was inserted.

Reassigning for discussion.

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