Improving the authentication process of subsurface.

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Sat Mar 8 07:52:07 PST 2014

On Sat, 2014-03-08 at 17:32 +0530, Harshit Gupta B.Tech., Electrical,
IT-BHU, Varanasi (INDIA) wrote:
> Hi all.!
> I am one of the GSoC'14 aspirant and have been trying to study the
> Android Companion App of subsurface. Initially when playing with the
> app, I found it cumbersome while retrieving my id on an existing
> account.

I'll admit that this is not one of my favorite features, either.

> I have to click on the click on existing account option and after
> writing my email-id, An email is received containing my generated id.
> Then I have to copy my generated id and then paste in the retrieve
> account option.
> Instead of doing this way, We can ask for a password while creating a
> new account on subsurface.
> Now, when the user will try to retrieve his account of subsurface, he
> can directly enter his email-id and a password. 
> We can use the generated id for the background transferring purposes.
> I think this will be more user friendly and flexible too.I need your
> comments , So that I can start working at it as soon as possible.

Pierre and Aurélien had quite a few discussions about the logic for this
process. So I'd really like to see comments from them...


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