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Re: RFC: comment notification for Radio via email

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  • mlmauller
    I nominiate Option 2 as well ... address and ... password to ... PyCS, as we ... function and
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 30, 2003
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      I nominiate Option 2 as well

      --- In radio-dev@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Pearson" <pp@m...> wrote:
      > I'd stay clear of option #1 as a) you can't change your e-mail
      address and
      > b) if someone hijacks your notifications *before* you sign up yourself,
      > you're screwed!
      >
      > Option #2 sounds good, though. Easier to implement on both ends!
      >
      > My system was designed for when you can't trust the second server (in my
      > case the search engine, in your case the comment server) with your RCS
      > password, but in your case you run both servers, so giving one's
      password to
      > the other isn't a risk.
      >
      > (In addition, option #2 makes it easier for us to implement for
      PyCS, as we
      > can just get PyCS to support the manila.radioHosting.setPrefs()
      function and
      > it can verify the RCS password directly :)
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Phil
      >
      > > Yes -- this makes sense.
      > >
      > > It's a bit more complicated than I'd hoped for however. The two other
      > > possible solutions I'm thinking of are:
      > >
      > > 1. Have Manila only accept the email address sent with the first
      > > setPrefs request. This would prevent someone from hijacking email
      > > notifications once a given usernum has been registered.
      > >
      > > 2. Have Radio send the MD5 hash of the user's RCS password in the
      > > setPrefs call along with information needed to call RCS via XML-RPC.
      > > Manila then makes an XML-RPC call to RCS to verify that the
      > > usernum/MD5-password pair is valid. If RCS says "ok", then we set the
      > > prefs.
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