[Article Proposal] FIDO2 authentication for centrally managed users

Article Summary:

SSSD 2.9.0 and FreeIPA 4.11.0 recently implemented a new feature, called passkey, to use FIDO2 authentication for centrally managed users. Fedora 39 already includes those versions, and thus, it’s the first distribution to enable FIDO2 authentication for centrally managed users.

The workflow to enable FIDO2 authentication is not difficult, but it contains several steps, and having a guide explaining how to do it would be useful. In addition, the article will help to spread the word about this feature.

Article Description:

Introduction to FIDO2, the benefits of its use and the exact versions that allow this type of authentication (SSSD 2.9.0, FreeIPA 4.11.0 and Fedora 39). Guide to enable FIDO2 authentication for a user and article wrap-up.

This sounds great! A big +1 from me!

It would be really helpful if you could take a look at our Quick Docs article
Using YubiKeys with Fedora. FIDO2 is just a part of it, but it would be advantageous if the information is coordinated or at least not contradictory.

Thanks for your contribution.

I have read it and that article explains how to use various protocols implemented by Yubikeys (i.e. OTP, PIV, FIDO2, etc.). The specific part that mentions FIDO2 refers to local user authentication, while the proposal in this article is for centrally managed users (i.e. LDAP). Therefore, the objective is different.

I don’t think there will be any contradiction, as far as coordination is concerned, it would be difficult because the previously mentioned documentation is about Yubikeys in general and my article proposal is for FIDO2 and centrally managed users. So, although it seems that there may be an overlap, the two will be complementary.

+1 from me. I’ve created Pagure ticket #238 1 to track this article.

Please use comments on ticket #238 1 if you have questions or need to communicate with the editors about anything.

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