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Public access to private things.

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A TiddlyWeb plugin for providing unauthed access to private resources using “unguessable” URIs.

A URI at a uuid provides an id for a mapping to another URI, internal to the tiddlyweb server, with the active user being “faked”.

This works out okay because: * only GET is supported * there’s no state that gets carried to the next request

Tiddlers in a bag called PRIVATEER are used to maintain the mappings. The title of the tiddler is the uuid. The tiddler has two fields:

  • uri: the mapped to uri
  • user: the user to proxy the action as

An authenticated user can create a new mapping by making a POST to /_ as either a JSON dictionary with a ‘uri’ key, or a CGI form with a uri parameter.

URIs are not checked, you can store what you like and the system will happily do the internal redirect to it. If junk is stored, a 404 will result.

An authenticated user can list their own mappings by doing a GET to /_. A JSON dictionary of mappings to uris is returned. Only those mappings which have a user that matches the currently active user will be shown.

A user can delete their own mapping by sending DELETE to the URI.

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