[Standards] deprecating in-band registration

Simon Tennant simon at buddycloud.com
Wed Apr 2 09:24:23 UTC 2014

IBR is very useful. But many people expose it to the open world where it's
open to abuse.

IMHO, IBR is very useful when you are using a service like xmpp-ftw and
need a way to create new users. In this situation IBR is only exposed on
localhost and the web-bits, to the outside world.


On 2 April 2014 09:36, Tomasz Sterna <tomek at xiaoka.com> wrote:

> Dnia 2014-04-01, wto o godzinie 21:01 -0600, Peter Saint-Andre pisze:
> > I suggest that we push this line of thinking to its logical conclusion
> > and strongly consider deprecating and then obsoleting IBR. [...]
> > If we feel that we'd like to have some kind of method for account
> > provisioning over XMPP - and I'm not convinced that we do - then I
> > feel that we need to rethink the whole problem, [...]
> We have this notion of obsoleting existing protocols without providing
> alternatives.
> People do not like this approach and I've been defending XMPP over the
> years, but to this, I have no answer.
> Hell... I don't like this approach.
> IMO the correct order is:
> 1. Do we want to obsolete IBB or maybe fix its issues?
> 2. If we want to obsolete, we need to design its replacement.
>    It's easy now, since we identified its deficiencies in 1.
> 3. Propose replacement for IBB and test-drive it.
> 4. Obsolete IBB.
> --
> Tomasz Sterna @ http://abadcafe.pl/ @ http://www.xiaoka.com/

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