[GSoC 2015: Hawk Authentication] Week 9: Dropping Oz and moving on with Hawk

Submitted by Dragooon on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 20:06

Continuing from my last week’s update, this week was originally meant to be the one where I get started with implementing Oz protocol in PHP and then into my module. However, I ran into a severe limitation with the protocol itself that has forced me to reconsider my plan and drop Oz, instead shifting my focus back to my original Hawk module I had been working on during the past few weeks.

Limitation with Oz

[GSoC 2015: Hawk Authentication] Getting maintainer access on

Submitted by Dragooon on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:27

Introduction to my module

My project for Drupal during Google Summer of Code 2015 is to create a Drupal 8 module for a protocol called Hawk. Hawk allows the users to identify themselves and provide an alternative to the standard cookie-based authentication that takes place by browsers. It is mainly meant to be used alongside the REST module, however there are no hard restrictions. Another developer or user can use it as they please. The module itself identifies the user amongst other things such as handling special Hawk end points and header values.