XMLRPC generic login for retreiving public info

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  • #643461

    limefrogyank
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    I’m making a client app that will display a wordpress blog (outside of the browser) and show comments, TOC, etc. I would like to be able to use XML-RPC to get all the information rather than scrape it from the HTML. From what I can tell, the XML-RPC interface requires a wordpress login even to retrieve information (nevermind, create posts).

    Is there a public username/password that can be used to retreive information and be locked out of making any changes?

    The alternative I was thinking of seems risky and I doubt would be a good idea… but if I created a 2nd username and hardcoded it into my client, I could programmatically only allow retreiving data. However, someone using wireshark could easily see the login and password and could manually login to cause misery. Sooo… scratch that.

    I intend to make the user login with their own information if they wanted to post comments, but I would like to avoid forcing them to sign up for wordpress just to read the blog through my app.

    #643796

    timethief
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    Have you resolved this issue? If not then you will have to contact Staff. Here’s the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

    #643798

    limefrogyank
    Member

    Well, being a beginner, I forgot about HTTPS and SSL so that takes care of encrypting the login info. However, I still need to find out if I’m allowed to create a dummy account to hardcore into my app for retrieving info via XML-RPC. Not sure if it’s against their terms of service or not. I’ll need to ask about that part.

    #643799

    timethief
    Member

    Yes please do ask Staff.

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