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RE: Next steps for accessible authentication

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:57:32 +0000
To: Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
CC: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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From: Michael Pluke [mailto:Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:29 AM

As a password manager user I agree that they have the potential to solve password memorization/recall for all users (not just those with disabilities that affect long-term memory). In practice they can make things worse when sites do not allow the strong un-memorable passwords to be automatically copied into the entry fields! An SC that disallowed such blocking could be very valuable.
[Jason] Some organizations (such as financial institutions) may have good security reasons to disallow password managers. This observation reinforces my view that we need a strong security review of this proposal.


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