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EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

Hi,

for testing, is it possible to use a regular USB stick as a token device? If yes, how do I have to deploy it?

Thanks in advance,

Frank

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

No, probably it is not possible. But depends what do you mean by "regular".

https://kc.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/20000/PD20895/en_US/...

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

by "regular" I am thinking of a standard usb stick as you use for data storage, without any special PKI functions. I don't want to buy special hardware just for testing EEPC, but would like to test how EEPC behaves in combination with a hardware token.

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

Did you check that reference table?

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

Yes, of course. But - at least to my understanding - the USB devices listed there are all PKI devices, no standard USB sticks. I don't know whether the "SafeBoot for USB "Phantom" (and Rhino)" device might be a standard USB stick, but I don't think so.

Anyways I don't expect standard USB sticks to be included in this list, because there should be no need for special compatibility (besides file system type and size).

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

Anyways I don't expect standard USB sticks to be included in this list, because there should be no need for special compatibility (besides file system type and size).

I'm afraid you are wrong with that assumption and regular USB memory keys are not suitable for USB token purpose.

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

peter_eepc schrieb:

Anyways I don't expect standard USB sticks to be included in this list, because there should be no need for special compatibility (besides file system type and size).

I'm afraid you are wrong with that assumption and regular USB memory keys are not suitable for USB token purpose.

Depends on the kind of data that has to be stored; e.g. with TrueCrypt I can store my keyfiles on an USB stick.

I completely agree with you that regular USB sticks are a bad choice for final deployment, but for testing (before I buy the product) it would be nice. EEPC v6 seems to be able to do this, according to a McAfee video (but it seems that they are using an additional McAfee product to encrypt the USB stick itself).

If EEPC v5 can not do so, it's ok for me.

Thanks for your support!

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Re: EEPC 5.x / use regular USB stick as token

no, it's not possible - the stick has to have crypto or secure storage functionality.

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