On Sep 24, 4:35 pm, Dan Lopez <danlope...
> To be honest the XML-RPC code in joomla is not really even baked.
There was indeed no xmlrpc-code published yet. On July 2 Louis has
sent me a 11KB zip with his raw xmlrpc-code. As said, I had no time
yet to develop it further (probably, he neither).
The JWS-initiative is very interesting. At the moment it generates an
API-key and secret instead of using joomla user/password. However they
do intend to modify this functionality in the next release by using
the joomla username and password. Nicholas (Akeeba) is working on a
JSON-based solution too (with his own authentication API). Rafael
(Dioscouri) is working with SOAP (which is natively available in
PHP5). Nooku is working with REST and has done quite a lot allready
(but not on authentication/authorization). I've been using some custom
solutions for data-exchange between Flash/Flex and Joomla!. In this
thread we see Oli looking in which direction he will work on a
solution. And there probably will be dozens of other initiatives. For
connecting Joomla! with other applications will become more and more
What I would like, is a basic framework solution upon which we can all
build further, instead of all of us reinventing the same wheel. A
solution that uses methods for authentication and authorization that
can be used in all extensions throughout the CMS *and* with
webservices. A general, basic solution: that is exactly what a
framework is meant for. Authentication and authorization are basic
tasks and should be built very carefully: if it is done well, many
future security issues will be avoided. I was happy to read that JWS
was now also looking in the direction of using the Joomla! username
It might be a good idea to join forces.