Posts by Developer

1) Message boards : Web interfaces : https? (Message 51654)
Posted 4 Dec 2013 by Developer
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You just posted before I did above; I also found that very few projects support https. My guess as to why is because their boinc is often running on a subdomain URL (for example: boinc.project.com), and they did not pop the extra bucks for a wildcard SSL certificate.

If those projects having SSL and presently using subdomains were to support an alternative URL path (project.com/boinc) by adding a directive for rewriting to their Apache conf file(s), then it would work...
2) Message boards : Web interfaces : https? (Message 51653)
Posted 4 Dec 2013 by Developer
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Answer: It is elective.

Suggestion: A friendly recommendation for supporting https should be included in the documentation. This way accounting software that is tracking credits cannot be sabotaged by man-in-the-middle through DNS poisoning, and thus users get fictitiously awarded points when they should not...
3) Message boards : Web interfaces : https? (Message 51648)
Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Developer
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I tried a Web RPC call using https (to get a user's credits...); it didn't work, while an http one did. Is support for https on Web RPC calls elective? (that would be unfortunate if they are...) Do some projects support that and others don't? Any rough idea of the percentage of ones that do?? (wild guesses accepted...)
4) Message boards : Web interfaces : User Id... (Message 51630)
Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Developer
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Thanks; and it appears a client-side program can get the password hash from acct_mgr_login.xml It appears that there would be a unique acct_mgr_login.xml file for each project...
5) Message boards : Web interfaces : User Id... (Message 51628)
Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Developer
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Sorry; this wasn't very clear to me from reading the WebRPC calls

From the client side, how do I determine with RPC calls (and settings in client initialization files?) what my user id on a designated project is? [starting with either the user name or Email address...]




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