#PMChallenge Intelligent and Secure Wi-Fi Password Sharing

  1. pasztorlaszlo
    Eclair Feb 6, 2019

    pasztorlaszlo , Feb 6, 2019 :
    Dear OnePlus,

    Imagine the following scenario: you are at home, and your family and friends are coming. You want to gain access for them to your Wi-Fi, so they won't burn their cellular data. But your Wi-Fi password is long and complex, so that would take too much time to type the password to all devices to let them in your network.

    Instead of typing the password on all devices, your (already connected to secure Wi-Fi) device would get notification about a device is trying to connect to you network. You would have the option to allow this guest to connect to your network or decline that. When gaining the access, the "password holding device" (so the device which is already connected to the network) gives/shares the password with the guest on a secured channel, and the guest phone connects right away.

    Who are the users?
    Every OnePlus-user.

    What is the proposed function?
    1. The guest opens the Network/Wi-Fi settings, selects the desired Wi-Fi network where he/she wants to connect to. Normally the next thing would be to enter the password and press the connect button - but with this new feature the guest only has to wait for the response from the Host.
    2. As soon as the Hosts' network is selected by the guest to join, the host (the connected OnePlus device to the host Wi-Fi network) receives a notification, that the guest wants to join. The information what the host gets is the device name (John's OnePlus) and maybe it's type (OnePlus 5).
    3. The host can now allow the guest to join ("share password"), or decline that. When presses the button to allow the guest to join, the "host phone" sends the Wi-Fi password to the guests' phone via a secured channel. The guest phone connects right away without any interaction necessary from the guest user.
    4. Next to the option Decline there should be an option to stop getting connect-notifications from that device (MAC-filtering, device name filtering, as you find better) if it's only somebody bothering you, you can block that.
    What is the user value?
    Easily and quick share Wi-Fi passwords with the ones you want to, without compromising password complexity or without taking any security risks.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    There is no such feature in Android. iOS already has this great and handy feature, and you should have it as well. However the iOS-version doesn't have the block-feature, so this would be more advanced.

    Include directions and details via diagram sketches. Draw each screen and show the flow from screen to screen.
    PMChallenge Intelligent and Secure Wi-Fi Password Sharing.png

    Best regards,
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019

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