SmartLink authentication server

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So, I'm on the waiting list for the Flex 6400 that I intend to place at our local radio club since I cannot have an antenna at my current location.  I've read that SmartLink requires an authentication server, but nowhere can I find any requirements for this server. 

I suppose it can be a local Windows machine?  Possibly even a the same machine that would be used for PowerSDR for local use of the radio?  It does need to be local to the radio correct?  

Can it run on Linux? I'm guessing not since there is no PowerSDR client for Linux.

David ~ K1SZ)
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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Unless I am mistaken, authorization is handled by a third party named Auth0. This is an exceptionally well provisioned and highly respected provider of "authz"... they have an SLA guaranteeing 99.95% uptime, and do authz for lots of big services.

TL;DR We're good to go. Plenty of bandwidth, plenty of redundancy, and a well respected and secure service.

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Peter is correct