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From "Sam Ruby (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (STEVE-38) Provide auth'ed endpoint as a way of retriving private urls
Date Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:52:25 GMT


Sam Ruby commented on STEVE-38:

I clarified my request offline, and I'm now capturing that clarification here:

independent of implementation, what I was hoping would happen:

1) there would be an authenticated and constant URL, such as
2) that page would return a list of open elections that that individual had been invited to
3) those page would be in HTML format, so traversing to those links would be a matter of clicking

technical issues identified during that discussion:

1) the current API for backend databases doesn't expose a means to do the query required
2) mapping of LDAP it to email is ASF specific, and not readily doable using only LDAP.  At
the moment it requires a combination of the foundation/Meeting/*/record files and foundation/members.txt

> Provide auth'ed endpoint as a way of retriving private urls
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: STEVE-38
>                 URL:
>             Project: Steve
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Sam Ruby
>            Priority: Minor
> E-mail has proven to be problematic.  Many times people have missed emails despite them
being hidden in plain sight.  Resending often helps, but not always.
> I'm not suggesting that emails be done away with, just that STeVe provide an alternate
mechanism (more specifically, an https web page with basic auth) for retrieving this information.
> This would reduce questions like "has this snag been resolved" as users will have a mechanism
to find the authoritative answer to this question for themselves.

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