SMS Password Codes

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daniel_spain
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SMS Password Codes

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i have been utilizing an sms password system on a test server where i house the Tele-Arena Platinum 3.0 testbed and would love to see something like this
implemented..... with mine it goes....

Welcome to the Tele-Arena Platinum test server powered by a
custom build of Worldgroup 3.12 for Windows NT/95.

Login: Sysop

Welcome Sysop, a six digit code has been sent to
the Phone Number and Email address associated
with this account, enter it to login within 5 mins.

Passcode: 608231

Welcome back, logging on ........

this started years ago as a newuser validation menu
i had that required an email to logon and the code
was used just to verify the account but now i use
it as a logon shell built directly into majorbbs.c
and i make use of it on my Worldggroup 2.0
system as well.

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Re: SMS Password Codes

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I have an HTTP client that could call a URL to trigger it but it's buggy at the moment.
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Duckula
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Re: SMS Password Codes

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I would love to see TOTP/HOTP style 2FA (using an Authenticator App) in MBBS!
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Re: SMS Password Codes

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Questman wrote:
> I have an HTTP client that could call a URL to trigger it but it's buggy at
> the moment.

that would be pretty sweet, right now it is a generic mod to the core i would prefer to be able to have it as an addon without core modification. i utilize baseline fields but core mods would have to be implemented to prevent invalid phone number entries and forced email optional questions. lot of people are into privacy so i try to remove the real name/address stuff and would love to have their "account name" be a phone number or email and attach an "alias" to that which is what the system would use as the "userid"

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Re: SMS Password Codes

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Duckula wrote:
> I would love to see TOTP/HOTP style 2FA (using an Authenticator App) in
> MBBS!

see that system could be manipulated via an app as well if someone wrote one. when i incorporated sms messaging into my system so my beta testers could receive live updates like a sort of twitter feed, it would let them set their sms address like (5555555555@vtext.com) and whenever i write to a specific forum it would text them the link of the new read-only message. (no reply or what, just read) someone mentioned an app interface using the objective-c sdk for ios said it would be rather easy, but guess the easy part depends on the skill of the one trying it.

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Re: SMS Password Codes

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I was thinking along the lines of Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator App, tied into MBBS. Then there is no need to write the app, just integrate it.
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