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Re: [cdt-cloud-dev] Request for Enforcing Two-Factor Authentication for All Committers

Hi Mikael,

Thank you for your initiative! Two-factor authentication is certainly an important measure to protect committers as well as users of CDT Cloud.
We will put it on the agenda of our next CDT Cloud meeting and encourage all committers to enable two-factor authentication.

Best wishes,


On Thu, Mar 2, 2023 at 7:15 PM Mikael Barbero <mikael.barbero@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Eclipse CDT Cloud Team,

I am reaching out to request that your project enforces two-factor authentication (2FA) for all committers at GitHub. We, at the Eclipse Foundation, take the security of your project's code and data very seriously. Enforcing 2FA can greatly improve the security of your project and protect it from potential security breaches.

As you may know, 2FA adds an extra layer of security to the login process by requiring users to provide two forms of authentication: something they know (such as a password) and something they have (such as a security key or smartphone). This significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information, as it makes it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to user accounts. With the increasing number of security breaches and cyberattacks, it is crucial for open source projects to take extra precautions to secure their code and data. Enforcing 2FA for all committers would be a simple yet effective way to enhance the security of your project. See a blog post of mine for additional details.

We understand that implementing 2FA may require some effort, but we are here to help. If you want to start enforcing it, just open a ticket on the Eclipse Foundation help desk. I can already tell you that less than 45% of committers have 2FA activated in your GitHub organization.

Finally, I would like to remind you that GitHub will eventually enforce 2FA for all projects by the end of the year. Be proactive and start right now!

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your response.


Mikaël Barbero 
Head of Security | Eclipse Foundation
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