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Item6678: Hard-coded LWP::UserAgent

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Extension OpenIdRpContrib Normal New   n/a  

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The current OpenID.pm has a hardcoded use LWP::UserAgent;. When you configure the contrib to use a different user, such as:

$TWiki::cfg{OpenIdRpContrib}{ua_class} = "LWPx::ParanoidAgent";

...you get a runtime error. http://search.cpan.org/~mart/Net-OpenID-Consumer-1.03/lib/Net/OpenID/Consumer.pm recommends to use LWPx::ParanoidAgent.

Fix: Remove the hard-coded use LWP::UserAgent; and dynamically load the specified module.


--- OpenID.pm.save6   2011-02-07 23:02:34.000000000 -0800
+++ OpenID.pm   2011-04-05 18:01:10.000000000 -0700
@@ -43,7 +43,6 @@
 use Error qw( :try );               # included with Perl
 use TWiki::LoginManager::TemplateLogin;   # included with TWiki
 use TWiki::UI::Register;            # included with TWiki
-use LWP::UserAgent;                  # CPAN dependency
 use Cache::FileCache;               # CPAN dependency
 use Net::OpenID::Consumer;            # CPAN dependency
@@ -629,6 +628,7 @@
     } elsif (( defined $loginName ) and length( $loginName )) {
        # we don't have a response, so prepare a request for OpenID provider
+        eval 'require '.$ua_class;
         my $csr = Net::OpenID::Consumer->new(
          cache => $cache,
          consumer_secret => $consumer_secret,

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 2011-04-06

Summary Hard-coded LWP::UserAgent
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase 4.3.2, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.1, Tue, 29 Mar 2011, build 20831
AppliesTo Extension
Component OpenIdRpContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

Topic revision: r1 - 2011-04-06 - PeterThoeny
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