Sunday, August 7, 2011

Share your Choosle (Update)

Simpler Sharing Dialog
In response to the feedback for the original, fine grained approach to access control and sharing (see Share your Choosle), the sharing dialog has been simplified.

You can only share your Choosle via one of it's links. There are 3 possible links to access a Choosle. A "public", an "edit" and an "admin" link. The public link opens the Choosle for the public to read and to comment. The edit link allows the user to modify the content, ratings, weights,..., but not sharing or deleting the Choosle itself. And the admin link allows full access to all the functions, including sharing itself.

All theses links can be enabled/disabled at anytime. In order to do that you need to open the Choosle via it's admin link and open the sharing dialog via the "manage - Share" menu:

Anonymous Choosles
For anonymous Choosles (no user login) all these links are created and enabled by default. Via the sharing dialog the admin user can disable the public and edit link to declare it private (only accessible via the admin link).

Personal Choosles
When the user has logged in, before creating a Choosle, he will become the author of that Choosle and only he is allowed to access it by default. As the author he automatically has admin access and can enable/disable all the links in the sharing dialog.

Link Security
While the public link might be reconstructed pretty easily (simply the encoded Choosle identifier), the other links contain a random token, making them very difficult to guess. You should make sure to send theses links only to the people you trust!

Other Sharing Options
Please let us know, if you need other options to share your Choosle.

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