1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Linux Foundation Pushes Two-Factor Authentication For Git

Linux Kernel

Published on 18 August 2014 04:21 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
10 Comments

The Linux Foundation is pushing for two-factor authentication for Kernel.org Git repositories.

In particular, the Linux Foundation is pushing for more kernel developers to adopt an additional authentication method beyond just their password / SSH key. The Linux Foundation and Yubico partnered up to offer Yubikeys for kernel developers this week at the Linux events in Chicago to encourage the use of more two-factor authentication for Git repositories.

Linux Foundation Pushes Two-Factor Authentication For Git


A hundred Yubikeys are being handed out to the kernel developers as a USB-based device able to store a pre-shared secret and one-time token. The device is Linux compatible with just registering as a keyboard device to the OS. The Linux mainline and stable kernel repositories already require two-factor authentication but the Linux Foundation hopes other developers will adopt similar security for their own repositories hosted on Kernel.org and elsewhere.

More details can be found in this Linux.com blog post.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 Brings Linux 4.1 Support, Fixes
  2. Old Net Burst Tests, Ubuntu Phone & Assembly x86 Were Popular Topics Last Month
  3. Qt 5.5 Officially Released
  4. Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland
  5. LLVMpipe FP64 Support Knocks Off Some GL4 Extensions
  6. Dell Gets An Airplane Mode Switch Driver In Linux 4.2
  7. I Gave Up Waiting On The Water-Cooled Radeon R9 Fury X
  8. NVIDIA Tegra X1 Chromebooks Appear Closer, Support Added To Coreboot
  9. Pinos Is For Linux Video What PulseAudio Is For Audio
  10. Crossing 200,000 Benchmark Results Posted On LinuxBenchmarking.com
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful
  2. Attempting To Try Out BCache On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  3. CompuLab's Fitlet Is A Very Tiny, Fanless, Linux PC With AMD A10 Micro
  4. AMD A10-7870K Godavari: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux Drivers
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be The End Of The Road
  2. NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers
  3. KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel
  4. The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"
  5. The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux
  6. SteamOS "Brewmaster" Is Valve's New Debian 8.1 Based Version
  7. Jonathan Riddell Steps Down From The Kubuntu Council
  8. ARM Posts Pictures Of AMD's New Development Board