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Alternative to user/pass authentication for RSS feeds

rupert says:

Saw this at Drupal. Most feedreaders have problems with authenticated feeds (user/passworded). The solution would let RTM users set a keystring when logged in which when added to the feed url, authenticates access

Enables quite secure feed distribution without passwords.

Here the clip and explanation:


Admin RSS module

The AdminRSS module creates RSS feeds for the administrative information for Drupal websites.
These feeds are protected with a keystring that must be set in admin/settings/adminrss page.

The resulting pages can then be read at:
adminrss/node/keystring - RSS feed for unapproved nodes
adminrss/comment/keystring - RSS feed for unapproved comments

This can be most useful if you are managing a number of different drupal websites and rather than visiting each one to see if there are comments/nodes that need to be approved you can use an RSS reader to find out.

Posted at 5:22pm on March 23, 2006

Launchedemily (Remember The Milk) says:

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Posted 7 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

Thanks for your feedback!

We've looked at URL-based authentication, but have used usernames/passwords as they provide more security. We're hoping that more feed readers will support authentication in future, as more web services provide authenticated feeds.

Posted 8 years ago

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