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AGENT_OTPASSWD

 

NAME

agent_otp - One-time password agent

 

SYNOPSIS

agent_otp [options]

 

DESCRIPTION

The otpasswd agent serves as the backend for otpasswd utility. To enhance security in the version 0.7, the utility was split into agent, and its interface - the utility.

In general user never directly interacts with the agent, although it should be noted that agent is executed each time user runs the utility.

That said, agent has a limited interface used solely for diagnostics. You can use it when you're logged as root or then agent is not a SUID binary.

 

OPTIONS

--testcase
Run set of internal testcases, which validates for example randomness of generated passcodes.
--check-config
Diagnose any errors inside config file.

 

SECURITY NOTES

This executable is the only part of OTPasswd which might have SUID bit enabled. That said it's vital that this program was written and tested correctly.

 

SEE ALSO

otpasswd(1), otpasswd(5) pam_otpasswd(8),

 

DOCUMENTATION

In addition to this manual, various other documents are included with the source to this package. Depending upon the OTPasswd package that was installed, these documents may be available in the /usr/share hierarchy of your system.

An excellent description of PPPv3 is available on the Gibson Research Corporation website at <https://www.grc.com/ppp.htm>.

The evolving design of Perfect Paper Passwords was discussed extensively by Steve Gibson and Leo LaPorte on the TWiT Security Now! netcast in episodes #113, #115, and #117 during the fall of 2007.

The GRC grc.thinktank newsgroup was the site of a great deal of activity regarding the design and development of Perfect Paper Passwords during this same time period. Quite a number of developers posted articles, as did Steve Gibson, himself. More information regarding GRC newsgroups is available at <http://www.grc.com/discussions.htm>. To view the grc.thinktank newsgroup itself, point your favorite NNTP newsreader at <news://news.grc.com/grc.thinktank>.

 

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Tomasz bla Fortuna

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program in a LICENSE file.

 

AVAILABILITY

The latest version of the OTPasswd package is available in source form at the project website http://otpasswd.thera.be


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SECURITY NOTES
SEE ALSO
DOCUMENTATION
LICENSE
AVAILABILITY

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Time: 22:17:33 GMT, November 02, 2013