Fwd: Your account has been deactivated

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 10:02:34 BST 2022


This is probably not the most appropriate mailing list for the rant below, but here goes:

I can half understand that inactive accounts get deactivated, but on logging in and reactivating my account I got a message that I was required?! to enable 2-factor auth?

What on earth is the point of that on an _open source_ git server, esp. if you use your github credentials to log in?! It's not like there are secret parts to the code or that contributors are vetted to an extent that "we" need to be extra certain it's indeed them who are logging in.

I hate 2FA as it incites too much to remain logged in (and to be married to a mobile if not recent enough smartphone).


Forwarded message:
Date: Monday October 24 2022
From: KDE Invent <noreply at kde.org>
To: rjvbertin at gmail.com
Subject: Your account has been deactivated

Hello René J.V. Bertin,

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