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SECURE LOGIN Coming 8 years 7 months ago #646

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Secure Login Now For Telnet and APRSLink Connections

Monday, October 26, 2015--Those who access the CMS via telnet keyboard mode with a dumb terminal, or APRSLink are now able to use password-secured connections.

Currently, 'secure login' is an option users can select in their account settings ('My account > edit' at www.winlink.org), or by configuring their password in RMS Express. If enabled, it requires your Winlink password when logging into a CMS via a client program--and now also when using a dumb terminal in 'keyboard' mode, and when using packet networks or APRSLink.

An upcoming system change (date to be announced) will remove the option, and afterwards will require a valid Winlink password to always access your account. It is a good idea to start using secure login now.

To login with 'secure login' using keyboard mode, send "PW" followed by your Winlink password (ex., PW ABC123). This must be performed before you can use any of the normal keyboard commands. Your session will expire after approximately 2 hours. You can use the B or BYE command to logout sooner. Help is available from the telnet server by typing H for a list of commands.

For clarity, this is not required if you currently have 'secure login' disabled and are attempting to login before the system change (date to be announced). It will always be required after the change date.

--The Winlink Development Team

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