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Is there Support for Authenticate Before Update? (6 posts)

  1. Pubudu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    Nice Plugin you've written.
    What I wanted to know is whether there is a capability to authenticate a user before getting an update. When the user tries to update the plugin, he is required to supply some kind of username/password and when the user inserts those, from our site based on the username we can check if the user has the ability to update. If not we can send a message saying that they don't have the capability to do so and a message is shown to them on their site.
    Thanks

  2. topquarky
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi ppg,

    Authentication is not in there yet, but it's something I definitely want for my own site as well. I just need to find a generic way to be able to pass that info along. Keep an eye out for updates. I suspect I'll be figuring that out in the next week or so.

    Cheers
    Top Quark

  3. jquindlen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I saw on another thread that you had figured this out. Any help with it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the plugin and the hard work.

  4. topquarky
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi @jquindlen,

    Yes, the latest version has support for authentication, though it's not built into the plugin itself. It's something that you would have to add yourself using a third-plugin and available filters.

    I've just posted an article on my site about one way to do this. See http://topquark.com/blog/2011/07/08/adding-authentication-to-self-hosted-plugins/.

    I don't actually have plans to add Authentication to the plugin itself as I think that developers are all going to have different ideas on how they want to do authentication - maybe charging for plugins, maybe using a third-party membership plugin (as I do on my own site, topquark.com).

    Cheers
    TopQuarky

  5. jquindlen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @topquarky

    You're the man! Thanks for putting together a top notch plugin and supporting it to boot! 5 stars!

  6. topquarky
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks @jquindlen!

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