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02/12/13 20:36:12 (2 years ago)
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  • Ticket #23446, comment 1

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    1 Since you're going to the trouble of proposing changes in WordPress's API to support this useful screen-scraping, wouldn't it make more sense to support a method "wp_authenticate()" or similar that would explictly return a cookie suitable for session-scoped requests to the site as the logged-in user? 
     1Since you're going to the trouble of proposing changes in WordPress's API to support this useful screen-scraping, wouldn't it make more sense to support a method "wp.authenticate()" or similar that would explictly return a cookie suitable for session-scoped requests to the site as the logged-in user? 
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    33I can imagine push-back that the API shouldn't empower clients to access the whole site like this, but the fact is as Danilo notes you can automate this through screen-scraping, anway. If you are going to go the extra step of outright advertising the required APIs for accomplishing this, why not make the whole process more foolproof? 
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    5 The added benefit of formalizing this is you would then also have a central point of authentication for this person, that the user could disable either through plugin or admin-panel options. In that scenario, if a client app attempts to wp_authenticate() and receives an error, they can pass it along to the user. 
     5The added benefit of formalizing this is you would then also have a central point of authentication for this person, that the user could disable either through plugin or admin-panel options. In that scenario, if a client app attempts to wp.authenticate() and receives an error, they can pass it along to the user. 
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    77I don't think concessions should be made to supporting full "browser-style" authentication unless you go all the way and make it foolproof and more administratable.