[mythtv] MythFlix Perl script & user credentials storage
mythtv at oracleguy.net
Fri Dec 12 04:04:04 UTC 2008
The Netflix API is a good idea, I had not considered that. Some information
on the API authentication can be found here:
http://developer.netflix.com/docs/Security and this is interesting:
I'd say this is certainly the direction the plugin should be taken since
using the API is the approved way from Netflix. Should the API calls be
written into the plugin in C++ or should it be part of a separate script
such as an external Perl script? Regardless of that, I this is the front I
will proceed on.
There is a snag with some of their terms of service:
http://developer.netflix.com/docs/Branding The name of the plugin might be
an issue, I can add in the required logo without issue (I hope). I will send
an email to Netflix to see if the current name is acceptable, perhaps since
it is FOSS it will be ok.
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Trevor Wagner <fritzed at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Kevin K <mythtv at oracleguy.net> wrote:
>> However this brings me to writing the settings pages for the plugin. The
>> user will have to provide their username and password and my question is if
>> I should store that in the database and modify the perl script to either not
>> save the cookie or only login if needed. Or should I make it so that if the
>> user wants to regenerate the cookie because it has expired or because MythTV
>> is now running under a different user, they would have to re-enter their
>> password and press a button or something.
>> Obviously storing the password in clear text in the database could be a
>> security issue so that is why I wanted to get some feedback from other
>> developers on how I should design it.
> Personally, I would prefer that it is stored. I don't consider my netflix
> login information to be very sensitive. However, would it be significantly
> difficult to give the user both options? I was thinking that the settings
> screen could have an option to "Generate Cookie" and maybe a checkbox for
> "permanently store login information". Then, if the cookie expires, the
> script could check if the login details are saved and then take the
> appropriate action.
> On another note, is mythflix still not using the Netflix API? I haven't'
> Maybe I'm wrong.
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