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Private forums displayed in RSS? [message #160503] Sat, 19 September 2009 15:28 Go to next message
kerryg is currently offline  kerryg   
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Hi there. I have a subforum on my site which is limited to a specific group of invitees for private development discussion. I'd never noticed this before, but I've just seen a post I'd created in that assumed private subforum quite publicly displayed in the RSS feed from the site (fortunately it wasn't anything embarrassing or earthshattering).

Is this normal behaviour or have I got something set wrong?
Re: Private forums displayed in RSS? [message #160504 is a reply to message #160503] Sat, 19 September 2009 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As far as I understand it depends on how you configure it. Look at the "XML Authentication" and "User id" settings at http://cvs.prohost.org/index.php/XML_Syndication_Management
Re: Private forums displayed in RSS? [message #160507 is a reply to message #160504] Sat, 19 September 2009 17:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Excellent, that fixed it - thanks!

It's easy to inadvertently broadcast private info; if I could make a suggestion, in the RDF Feed Management control panel it might not be a bad idea to include an explicit warning next to "RDF Feed Enabled" for the unwary - something of this sort:

Note that by default, your RDF feed will display all messages posted to your forum. If you have subforums which are intended to be viewed by privileged users only, enable "RDF Authentication before proceeding". Authentication "yes" and User ID "zero" grants viewers of the RDF stream the same viewing privileges "anonymous" forum users have.

I know that info is implied later, but we don't want some dummy who clicks OK without reading closely (erm, like myself) missing it Very Happy

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Re: Private forums displayed in RSS? [message #160510 is a reply to message #160507] Sun, 20 September 2009 02:58 Go to previous message
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Will do.
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