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Item5945: restHandlers need to be able to be called without auth.

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to completely replace the need for adding new cgi scripts, plugins need to be able to specify that a restHandler can be called without auth, or that if there is no auth, that the user will be redirected to login..

the default registration should continue to require auth - not via apache auth, but selectivly, as for view in an DENYVIEW context, to add authless operation a plugin author has to do so intentionally.

-- TWiki:Main/SvenDowideit - 20 Aug 2008

Can you describe a use case where you'd like to implement a REST handler where auth would be a problem.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 21 Aug 2008

yup. any get operation on a data item that is open to TWikiGuest.

such as a query for 'this month's appointments' in JSON form.

worse, in the current implementation, any rest query made as the first contact from an external 'app' will result in a 401 error - no pointer to the auth url, no possibilities for refunds, nothing.

nother use case - replace the kinosearch cgi script with a handler - search should not necessarily require previous auth - unless its being done on restricted content.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 21 Aug 2008

Summary restHandlers need to be able to be called without auth.
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit
Codebase 4.2.0, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 18 Aug 2008, build 17431
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Topic revision: r3 - 2008-08-21 - SvenDowideit
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