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Create a password system for the dead links logging API
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We should create a simple password system so that it isn't trivial to pollute the dead link fixing log with bogus data. This can probably just be a password that is required to be submitted along with the API requests. The password can be stored in a config file and shared with the bot owners that we want to use the log. This isn't foolproof from a security perspective, but this isn't a tool that needs ironclad security (it's just a logging interface for the Internet Archive to keep track of progress with).

If the API actually proves useful, we can add an OAuth layer later.

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kaldari created this task.Feb 25 2016, 6:23 PM
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kaldari updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 25 2016, 6:26 PM
DannyH triaged this task as Medium priority.Mar 1 2016, 6:24 PM
Niharika claimed this task.Mar 3 2016, 1:39 PM
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Done. The logging link won't work without the password now.

kaldari closed this task as Resolved.Mar 8 2016, 9:02 PM
kaldari moved this task from Needs Review/Feedback to Q1 2018-19 on the Community-Tech-Sprint board.
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