[Noisebridge-discuss] Door proposal that blends the best of electronic + the standard NB keys

Martin Bogomolni martinbogo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 03:23:09 UTC 2012

1) For fun!  It's two factor auth, and the first factor is "weak, but
neat" .. plus you can turn off the second auth factor for guest nights
or whatever.
2) It's still two factor, even if the first factor is 'simple'

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> Perhaps I'm missing something... Why have the hardware key then?
> This sounds awesome, and props to you for getting some hard-to-find hardware all together.
> Cheers,
> jof
> On Feb 8, 2012, at 6:24 PM, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Based on the work I'm doing to allow people to access ATX hackerspace
>> in Austin from Noisebridge for SxSW, I'd like to propose a solution
>> that blends the ubiquity of the keys, with a very focused
>> second-factor authentication.
>> I have successfully integrated the switch I bought (rotary, uses the
>> NB keyway and pattern), with the Cerberus-Prox door strike control
>> system.   If _instead_ of an RFID card, I used an industrial numeric
>> keypad + Key, you would have a fast two-factor and revokable auth
>> system.     The key would serve as a "yeah, there are 3000 of them,
>> but at least it means you know where Noisebridge is and got a key."
>> The numeric code acts as a passkey, and you need both to open the
>> door.
>> -Martin
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