Android Authenticator & Contacts

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2018/07/19 13:08

cog An Android authenticator to be used by other andoid application and with integrated synchronisation of contacts
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CategoryOther          
Developed by

Fitz Lee, Aleksei Ovsiannikov

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Compatibility

Android 4.1+

Description

See ideas and work in progress on the Design page.

User Guide for Synchronization of Contacts


This android app can help you synchronize all your co-workers in your phone book(or you can select the groups to sync) so that you can easily know and communicate with your colleagues. Just follow the guidances below:

  1. Go to your android Settings -> Accounts -> + Add account -> xwiki
  2. Sign in the xwiki account or Sign up for a new xwiki account
  3. Select synchronization type: (Dont't sync, Sync all users, or Sync users of the selected groups)
  4. Wait for a moment, it will synchronize the contacts in your phone book.
  5. And you can edit other's information from the phonebook contact's profile if you have the permission. or you can only edit your own contact information.

User Guide for Authenticator for third-party apps

For whom wants to use this authenticator to get the auth token and access the account's private resources in the server, just like google or facebook account, the third-party apps can get the token to access your account information without login process. For this project, we implement this authenticator using XWiki Session authentication  so that you can get the auth token from the android authenticator and access the account's information from server.

If you are an android developer and want to access the xwiki account, the tips below are what you may use in your android app. Following these guidance you can easily access the xwiki account which have been added in your phone.

  1. Useful Apis  
  2. Use Demo  
  3. Note: You should get the auth token again if you found the auth token was expired. if these two tokens are the same, directly call inValideAuthToken function and retrieve a new token;  if it's different, just use the new token to access server because maybe others have updated the token before.
GSoC2016 Progress 
Design Page.
Github Repository .
Jira Issues .
Automated Build.

Make a release

Now for making release:

  1. Be sure that all changes on master branch
    2. Be sure that in app set up correct version of application
    3. Be sure, that changelog file was correctly filled. For this:
  2. Create if not exist file changelogs.properties in root of github Repository 
        2. Type changelog for property "CHANGELOG_en_BG" in standard format with symbols "\n" instead of newlines
    4. Open build job and push "Build now"

Example of changelog

CHANGELOG_en_BG=Rewrite all interaction with server\nFix bug with contacts\nFix bug with first launch

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Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

Prerequisites

Mobile device running Android OS 4.1+.

Installation

Release

Nightly build

Could be unstable or even not work at all.

Release Notes

v0.5

  • Fully rewritten work with editiong contacts
  • Now will be synchronized more information from XWiki profile (in future it will be extended)
  • Fixed problem with "don't sync" list in settings
  • Fixed problem with groups synchronizing (infinity synchronization)
  • Fixed with display chosen early groups for synchronization
  • Fixed relogin problems for synchronization

v0.4.2

  • Fixed bug with private XWiki instances
  • Fixed bug with impossibility to edit contact (was error)

v0.4

  • Rewrite all interaction with server
  • Fix bug with contacts
  • Fix bug with first launch
  • Rewrite front part of application
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Created by Thomas Mortagne on 2016/05/26 12:00
    

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