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Tax office goes Ubuntu for AUSkey Linux standard

Jul 21, 2010, 18:39 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to release a Linux port of its AUSkey authentication software with Ubuntu being the reference distribution for testing and development.

"AUSkey is the federal government's security key that can be used for single sign-on across a number of online services and is required to use the Department of Treasury's new Standard Business Reporting (SBR) service.

"The ATO has started using AUSkey as a replacement to its legacy digital certificates, but some Linux users reported compatibility problems as the client is only available for Windows and Mac OS X."

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