What is the differnce between the fing.com and fing.io?

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I am new and  am trying to get at the relationship between the discussion board and the place where I see the inner personal and hopefully secure details of my network.    Without knowing this, I am thinking it not a good idea to use the same login credentials on a community board as I use for accessing my network details.  Maybe that is obvious?  Maybe others have this question and hesitancy or should?  Thanks!

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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hello @beek welcome.
    We've only launched this in beta the last few weeks and had a more official launch yesterday of the community!

    If you want to join the community with your Fing account, you use a process called SSO allowing you 1 Login for the community and Fing App. 
    We have pretty strong password requirements to keep your account secure. 

    Only your basic community profile information is on the community platform. You manage and control this here: https://community.fing.com/profile/yourusername

    You can review our privacy policy here to get more details about this: https://www.fing.com/fing-privacy-policy 

    We use the sub-domains of fing.com for all our web-properties. 
    Example is:
    - fing.com (our website)
    - app.fing.com (web app)
    - help.fing.com (knowledge base)
    - community.fing.com (forum/community where you are)

    We use a process called single sign-on for all our logged in properties. This enables you to Login to other things with your Fing account. 
    https://app.fing.com/login
    https://app.fing.com/internet
    https://community.fing.com/

    Previously these properties were all on the domain fing.io. This is because someone owned the fing.com domain and we needed to purchase from them. (there was a big price tag for us ^^) 

    The SSO process on community is limited to credentials for you to Login and only your simple public profile data is stored on the community. (Which you can manage and delete any time). https://community.fing.com/profile/yourusername

    I hope this helps and if anything is not clear just let me know!

    Cheers,
    Violet

    Community Manager at Fing

    AndreaMarc
  • kltaylorkltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    beek said:
    I am new and  am trying to get at the relationship between the discussion board and the place where I see the inner personal and hopefully secure details of my network.    Without knowing this, I am thinking it not a good idea to use the same login credentials on a community board as I use for accessing my network details.  Maybe that is obvious?  Maybe others have this question and hesitancy or should?  Thanks!
    Let me play 'devil's advocate' here just for a moment.
    SSO can be a valuable time-saver, that's without question.  However when you're referencing two resources, and one of them is your password to your monitoring software, I'd kindly take a few extra seconds to use a different password.
    The best practice is to always use unique and robust passwords to your online accounts, I've been hurt before by this and it's something that I actively promote to my end users.
    Having an SSO scenario that links to your monitoring service could be 'risky' in that if someone obtains one password, they have access to that as well.
    Something that we say in the network security field is, 'security isn't convenient'.
    With that being said, if you're still adamant about SSO between those resources, I'm all for it.  Please use an insanely robust password for those two resources, don't make it easy for an intruder to mix into your resources without a fight.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain

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