[development] authenticated RSS feed
boris at bryght.com
Fri Jun 16 15:39:38 UTC 2006
On 16-Jun-06, at 8:23 AM, Chris Johnson wrote:
> I'm involved with bunch of Drupal sites which generate a lot of new
> collaborative content nearly every day. While they are using
> tracker.module to present a page of recent nodes, the amount of
> data is still overwhelming to get through. Sounds like a perfect
> use for a good RSS reader, right?
> The problem is, none of the content is viewable without being an
> authenticated user. RSS readers, like Thunderbird (the greatest
> unknown RSS reader :-), don't know how to log into Drupal to
> download the feeds.
> Is this something that can be solved by modifying Drupal's feeds to
> conform to a standard authentication method for RSS? I can
> certainly do the work, but am looking for collective knowledge and
> advice to get me up the learning curve faster and avoid building
> something that only works for me and my audience. I'd like to solve
> it generically, if possible.
The "standard auth" method is to use the network layer.
The newest version of securesite does this, Chris -- using Basic
Auth. Check out the groups.drupal.org site for an example -- it
allows you access to all "your" feeds by having your aggregator login.
Securesite has some additional issues and needs full testing on a
variety of aggregators, and can use a bunch of backporting (I
think...I forget if Adrian just fixed 4.7 or if it was trivial to do
4.6 as well).
It's the reason I reverse bountied it in the first place....
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