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Integrating askbot with another system

asked 2011-04-02 14:50:29 -0500

arknotts's avatar

New askbot user here. First of all great job on the software! I'm really liking it so far. I'm looking to use askbot as the Q&A section of a larger site. In an earlier post you mentioned askbot 'aims to provide a "mashable" django Q&A component'. I'm interested in how I would go about integrating askbot with another system.

I'm sure it would be easier if the other system were coded in python/django, but are there plans to enable integration with other systems though something like an API? I'd also like to share certain components between the systems like authentication and the karma/reputation system.


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answered 2011-04-02 20:45:35 -0500

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updated 2011-04-02 20:46:00 -0500

Thanks! In general, feature requests are not acted upon quickly - it is just due to the time limitations - unless the requester contributes code or funding (both are welcome)

At the moment there are several features that are funded and are on the queue ("follow user" and "ask by email").

You are the first one to propose the use of reputation system via an API. Interesting idea. An idea of API in general was brought up many times - that means that it will happen.

Regarding the single sign on - at the moment the login system is integrated into askbot. It will be relatively simple to use it to sign in to another service at the same domain (even if the subdomain is different - by setting the required browser cookies for all the services - with some minimal coding.

It is possible to "rip out" the login system as well.

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Thanks for the quick reply! That's understandable about feature requests, given that this is open source software. I'm a programmer myself (though still relatively new to python/django), so time permitting I'd enjoy developing on some of these ideas.
arknotts's avatar arknotts  ( 2011-04-02 22:24:54 -0500 )edit

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