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AssassinLV
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Security related question, is there any plans to add to the site the option to add 2FA application, for additional layer of security?
31.07.21 11:48:51 pm
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Mami Tomoe
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I suppose user DC would have to revamp a big chunk of the U.S.G.N. for that to work, and I'd guess that it's not very high on the to do list.

user DC would probably revamp the entire website to modernise it beforehand.

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Wouldn't it be cool to have the U.S.G.N. as some sort of an app? Like STEAM?
An app that displays all of Unreal Software's games and allows you to just choose any game, and it'll get installed automagically?
Oh man, I should probably do that, one day.
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01.08.21 08:50:05 am
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I think it will be too much work for user DC since I think the whole U.S.G.N infrastructure is written from scratch but at same time it reduce the risk of account hijacking
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01.08.21 11:56:05 am
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user AssassinLV has written:
Security related question, is there any plans to add to the site the option to add 2FA application, for additional layer of security?

I did think about it but there are no plans to do this any time soon.

How much work would it be?
I think it would be rather easy to support 2FA for the website because there are existing solutions which should be rather easy to implement (e.g. Google Authenticator). I never had a closer look though.

For games it would probably be more complicated but it should be doable because I already migrated the U.S.G.N. to a new code base (from BlitzMax to Node.js) which allows me to easily use various APIs e.g. HTTPS REST APIs. This wasn't possible before.

Each game however would require an update for the extra login step / changed login logic.

user MikuAuahDark has written:
user DC would probably revamp the entire website to modernise it beforehand.

Exactly that. This has a higher prio than 2FA and I would probably directly implement (optional) 2FA with that revamp as well. The revamp is required especially because of rising usage of mobile phones for browsing. unrealsoftware.de isn't responsive yet.

user Mami Tomoe has written:
Wouldn't it be cool to have the U.S.G.N. as some sort of an app? Like STEAM?
An app that displays all of Unreal Software's games and allows you to just choose any game, and it'll get installed automagically?

On one hand it would be cool and useful but on the other hand it would be annoying to have yet another library platform like Steam, Epic Games Launcher, Ubisoft Connect, Origin, ... Especially when it's just for very few games.
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01.08.21 01:49:56 pm
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Mami Tomoe
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@user DC, the last quote has the wrong author.

It's true it would be annoying to have another library.
Can't wait to see the revamp, whenever that'll happen that is.
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01.08.21 03:57:29 pm
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@user Mami Tomoe: Oops. Sorry, fixed the quote!
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