[Chicago] Integrated wiki + forums

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Oct 17 01:04:23 CEST 2008

Garrett Smith wrote:
> Are any of these site configurations rolled up as a template/project
> thingy that one could use for tire kicking?

You can run the large but pretty reliable build for opencore: 
http://www.openplans.org/projects/opencore/getting-started -- it 
includes all the infrastructure we use, including things like process 
management, and I think it sets up the layout we use for managing 
upgrades.  ClueMapper seems to use buildout, which should also be pretty 
straight-forward to build 

Certainly there's some substantial overhead (mostly conceptual, not CPU) 
to using this kind of integration technique.  For myself it's the 
integration technique I'm by far most interested in, so I'm just sucking 
it up and trying to improve it when it seems clear.

I'm hoping to integrate a few other things sometime soon, in some 
yet-to-be-named stack.  repoze.who for authentication, I think, probably 
with a separate product (that a coworker, Rob Miller, might be inclined 
to write, probably in the repoze namespace) to do actual user 
management.  It would send the actual auth info via an HTTP header 
(probably signed), and then you'd have a little piece of middleware to 
move it from the (not entirely trusted) header to 
environ['REMOTE_USER'], which is more conventional (and quite a few 
systems already support or have plugins to read).

For passing trusted headers around we have a simple piece of middleware: 
https://svn.openplans.org/svn/signedheaders/trunk -- the format is 
pretty simple, and somewhere in the repository there's also code to 
consume those headers in PHP.

Ian Bicking : ianb at colorstudy.com : http://blog.ianbicking.org

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