Alternative to Floppy Disk Authentication for Client-Server Non-Web System?
May 13, 2004 3:01 PM Subscribe
Looking for advice for replacing the floppy disk as an authentication factor for logging onto a client-server non web-based system. Anyone have any bright ideas? [Details within]
posted by loquax to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Currently, we are using floppy disks to store Entrust (PKI) information that users must have in order to access the system (an older system and architecture written in C++, I think). I want to ditch the floppy, but can't think of a better alternative. Anything else, it seems to me, would require a drive letter, and the application would have to search through all the drives in order to find the user's file, adding time to the login. Also, it would be nice to limit the types of media users could access the system with (as in, no iPods and the such). Only real limit is that the file cannot be local, as in residing on the PC, and that the application requires write access to the file, so no CD's. Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing? Any brilliant ideas spring to mind? Any help would be greatly appreciated!