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I also can't install any software on my work computer which is another reason I avoid it. Can't even change the screensaver settings. So if the screensaver kicks in, I have to enter the 12 character complex password (which must be changed every six weeks) which means the 2FA kicks in and I have to then answer a message in the Okta mobile app within 30 seconds saying its me. Or start over. So I have to play 'games' like typing nonsense or keep notes to keep the screensaver from kicking in while I'm on the phone for example. On Ubuntu I use an app (caffeine) which keeps the screensaver from ever kicking in and I can remain connected to the company web portal for weeks without having to log in again.

Besides the laptop based Office software, I can access Office 365 (w/Outlook), which is browser driven, by using any computer anywhere as long as I have the passwords and 2FA app. So I can work from home with my Ubuntu laptop as I'm doing now. If I need to connect and use network resources then I do have to use the work laptop with Cisco VPN client which again requires my password and 2FA. So if I use the laptop, I have to login to use it and/or Office and then if I need network resources (drives), login again to use the VPN which connects me to the network drives (with 2FA each time). I don't recall if I have to log in separately to use MS Teams.

I don't blame the company as they have been bitten by virus attacks and ransomware (which came in from our Asia network connection). So I hope they don't blame me for working around what I can. Their web portal has protection to keep bad things from coming in that way.
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