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From "Cory Johns" <>
Subject [allura:tickets] #6656 Github oauth application
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:45:23 GMT
- **status**: code-review --> closed
- **Milestone**: forge-backlog --> forge-nov-15


** [tickets:#6656] Github oauth application**

**Status:** closed
**Labels:** import github 42cc 
**Created:** Fri Sep 13, 2013 08:12 PM UTC by Dave Brondsema
**Last Updated:** Wed Nov 13, 2013 08:17 PM UTC
**Owner:** nobody

To avoid low rate limits for anonymous API access, we should use an oauth app.

As best I can tell is the best oauth v2 library
to use.   (The "oauth2" library we already use, despite its name, only is for oauth v1) It's
license is BSD/MIT style, based on the very good 'requests' library, has good docs and has
an active git repo.

I am not super familiar with oauth v2 and github's setup, but based on what I know, here's
how I think it should work.  Each Allura instance (e.g. your development host, SourceForge,
etc) will need to set up a their own Github OAuth App.  Then those keys can be placed in the
`ini` file.  Our github importer code will then do the oauth flow to authorize the user requesting
an import.   No [scope]( is necessary since we're
just doing public readonly fetching.  We should store the appropriate user tokens (via `user.set_tool_data`)
so that they are available for the background task, and also can be re-used if the user wants
to run another import.

This should all go through a shared mechanism (e.g. override the base `ProjectExtractor.urlopen`
in `GitHubProjectExtractor`) so that it's used for all github related API access.  This code
should also check the rate limit values and when it reaches the limit, log a warning, and
sleep for the amount of time needed until the limit resets).

Of course, we can modify this as needed if my understanding of github oauth isn't correct.


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