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RSS-Feed for forum within basic authentication security


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WalterW

1 December 2009 at 1:11am Community Member, 18 Posts

Is there some recipe how to implement a rss feed for a forum which is a subpage under a protected site (basic authentication).

This protected RSS is working with RSS-browsers (as Firefox, IE etc.), but users which use RSS-Readers have problems with the login, as they get no prompt

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Walter

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Pigeon

5 December 2009 at 2:22pm (Last edited: 5 December 2009 2:25pm), Community Member, 243 Posts

Well, it sounds like you have the RSS feed 'protected' and requiring a log-in.

The problem is that the user will have to log-in and set a session with the site to get the authentication to look at the RSS. Obviously an RSS reader can't do that. So, really, you can't password protect it. What you could do is add a requirement for a random hash to be on the end of the RSS feed (http://example.com/protected/rss?hash=whatever) and then assign that hash to a user and then there is *some* sort of authentication there.

Otherwise you could look at implementing basic http authentication: http://user:password@example.com/protected/rss - http://php.net/manual/en/features.http-auth.php

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camfindlay

30 May 2012 at 9:56am Forum Moderator, 149 Posts

Anyone ever solve this? I have a need to have internal only blogs and comments but would be good to be able to pull these to RSS feed readers using a hash/token per user setup.

What is the best way to overload the rss() method on the PageComment_Controller class in the CMS folder? Hopefully I don't have to hack the core.