[Koha] Koha and 2 factor authentication

David Nind david.nind at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 08:04:43 NZST 2018

The PRIM site mentions two alternatives to Google Authenticator - andOTP
(Android only) and freeOTP (Android and iOS):

Not sure how these would work on the server side with Koha, but just
throwing it out there...

David Nind

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On 20 April 2018 at 05:52, Kyle Hall <kyle.m.hall at gmail.com> wrote:

> There seems to be some interest in adding 2 factor authentication to Koha.
> We are trying to find out what would be the most practical and easiest way
> to implement 2fa for Koha combined with what would be most useful for
> libraries that would actually *use* 2fa.
> The bug report filed for it is
> https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=20476
> Basically, at this point we've come up with two ideas:
> 1) Use Auth::GoogleAuthenticator
> 2) Use PrivacyIdea ( https://www.privacyidea.org/ )
> Implementing GoogleAuthenticator would be much simpler I think. However, my
> thought is the same users that are concerned about 2fa are the same users
> that are concerned about privacy, and may not be interested in it simply
> because it means giving at least some data to Google.
> PrivacyIdea on the other hand would be more work for both the developer and
> the system admin since it is a completely separate package that would
> require installation and maintenance independent of Koha itself. However,
> it is also much more powerful and can offer a myriad of 2FA options that
> GoogleAuthenticator cannot. On the developer side, OTRS which is also
> written in Perl has implemented and may or may not have something useful we
> can crib from it (
> https://github.com/privacyidea/privacyidea/tree/master/authmodules/OTRS ).
> So, what does everything think? If you want 2FA, would GoogleAuthenticator
> be a reasonable solution?
> Kyle
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