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Re: [libssh2] #204: Enhance authentication to return partial success codes

From: libssh2 Trac <trac_at_libssh2.stuge.se>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 01:04:27 -0000

#204: Enhance authentication to return partial success codes
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  Reporter: riordanmr | Owner: riordanmr
      Type: enhancement | Status: assigned
  Priority: normal | Milestone: 1.2.8
 Component: API | Version: 1.2.7
Resolution: | Keywords: authentication
    Blocks: | Blocked By:
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Comment (by riordanmr):

 I coded this, but I'm having a tough time testing it due to the difficulty
 of finding a suitable server. It seems that few servers both implement
 the ability to require multiple authentication methods, AND correctly set
 the "partial success" flag.
 Other clients seem to get around this by ignoring the "partial success"
 flag and trying additional authentication methods regardless of failure.
 So this whole exercise seems kind of pointless.

 Nevertheless, on my fifth server brand, I seem to have located one
 (Tectia, from ssh.com). I'm reading up on Tectia "Authentication chains"
 and will try this eventually.

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