[annotator-dev] Reading about authn and authz

Randall Leeds tilgovi at hypothes.is
Sun Apr 6 18:26:19 UTC 2014

Talking with Jamie, Liam and Jake at I Annotate just now about groups.

Jamie raises the issue that it's not easy to implement groups in Annotator
and raises the possibility that it's either just poorly documented or not
well supported.

I'm of the opinion that the central issue preventing us from making a
useful plugins for these and related purposes is the absence of proper

Much of my thinking about what the future should look like is derived from
this blog post: http://plope.com/pyramid_auth_design_api_postmortem

I encourage anyone interested in groups (or any other access control
mechanisms) in Annotator check it out.

If people are interested I can sketch an API proposal for core Annotator to
kick off discussion.
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