[Techtalk] Administration, was Re: Hacked on Solaris

Poppy sylph at cyber-dyne.com
Wed Aug 28 10:15:07 EST 2002

On Wed, 2002-08-28 at 09:36, Caitlyn Martin wrote:

s I've used before to try and make up and remember. 
> Agreed 100%.  Central authentication (login once, access all but
> super-critical stuff) should be done everywhere, but it isn't. 
> Sometimes the company is too cheap with the time or resources needed. 
> Sometimes the admins simply don't know how to do it.  

And a good portion of the time, I'd suspect (not being an admin myself
who has to deal with it), the programs themselves make central
authentication difficult.

After all, just to boot up at work, I have to log on to the network, log
on to our customer database, and log on to the Domino server. That's 3
different software/security protocals to jump through, and if they all
relied on the Windows authentication, we'd all be in trouble :P


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