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Re: CMS Feature: Integration with FAS?



Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 15:37 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> 
>> There is an OpenID provider in FAS.  The problem is that openid can only
>> do authentication, not authorization.  If we want to store group
>> information in FAS (and we do... but it may or may not be essential)
>> then we need to go beyond OpenID.
>>
>> FAS provides a JSON API for people to query.  That's how mediawiki and
>> the TG web applications work.  koji and the actual servers on which
>> fedora infrastructure runs are synced from the fas server on an hourly
>> cron job.
>>
>> If possible, using the JSON API is the way to go.
> So FAS does its own authorization & authentication, rather than using
> another system to which we can plug in?

Right.  FAS == Fedora Account System.  It's the canonical place for all
account information.  Things that need authentication and authorization
are supposed to get the data from it.

-Toshio

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