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Contributing to TwoFactorAuth.org

All the data is managed through a series of Yaml files so it may be useful to read up on the Yaml syntax.

To add a new site, go to the data files and get familiar with how it is setup. There is a section and corresponding file for each Category. Site icons are stored in folders corresponding to each of those categories in their own folder.

Guidelines

  1. Don't break the build: We have a simple continuous integration system setup with Travis. If your pull request doesn't pass, it won't be merged. Travis will only check your changes after you submit a pull request. If you want to test locally, instructions are listed below. Keep reading!
  2. Use a Nice Icon: The icon must have a resolution of 32x32. PNG is the preferred format. If possible, please also run the image through an optimizing utility such as OptiPNG before committing it to the repo.
  3. HTTPS links: All sites that support HTTPS should also be linked with an HTTPS address.
  4. Alexa top 200k: A new site, that is not already listed, has to be within the Alexa top 200k ranking. You can check the ranking of a site here.
  5. No 2FA providers: We do not list 2FA providers, such as Authy, Duo or Google Authenticator.
  6. Be Awesome: You need to be awesome. That is all.

Running Locally

It's easy to run everything locally to test it out. Either you can have plain Jekyll installed or you can use Bundler to manage everything for you.

Using Bundler

  1. To install Bundler, just run gem install bundler.
  2. Install dependencies in the Gemfile, bundle install.
  3. Run Jekyll: bundle exec jekyll serve --watch. The --watch is optional and makes Jekyll watch for file changes.

Testing with Bundler

To verify that your additions are fine, you can run the entire set of tests locally which will check all links and images with:

$ bundle exec rake

However, this can take a while as there are roughly 900 links that it checks. If you just wish to test your YAML changes, you can run:

$ bundle exec rake verify

Using Vanilla Jekyll

  1. Install Jekyll if you don't already have it: gem install jekyll.
  2. Run Jekyll: jekyll serve --watch. The --watch is again optional.

Site Criteria

The following section contains rough criteria and explanations regarding what websites should be listed on twofactorauth.org. If one of the following criteria is met, it belongs on twofactorauth.org:

  1. Personal Info/Image: Any site that deals with personal info or a person's image. An example of a site with Personal Info would be their Amazon account and a site regarding Personal Image would be one like Twitter.
  2. Data: This criteria relates to data that is either important or sensitive. Websites detailed in criteria 1 also fit this criteria.
  3. Money: Any site that deals with money.
  4. Control: This criteria is more general, in that it includes sites that give access to things that may infringe upon criteria 1, 2, or 3. An example of this is a website that allows remote access to a device.

If you have any questions regarding whether or not a site matches one of the criteria, simply open an issue and we'll take a look.

Excluded Sites

A list for excluded sites has also been created to ensure sites that have been removed are not added in the future. The list also contains the reason for its removal.

View the complete list in the EXCLUSION.md file.

New Categories

To add a new category, modify the sections value in sections.yml and follow the template below:

- id: category-id
  title: Category Name
  icon: icon-class

Then create a new file in the _data directory with the same name as your section's id, using the .yml extension.

New Sites

First and foremost, make sure the new site meets our definition requirements of Two Factor Auth.

If you are adding multiple sites to the TwoFactorAuth list, please create a new git branch for each website, and submit a separate pull request for each branch. More information regarding how to create new git branches can be found on GitHub's Help Page or DigitalOcean's Tutorial.

Adding a new website should be pretty straight-forward. The websites array should already be defined; simply add a new website to it as shown in the following example:

websites:
  - name: Site Name
    url: https://www.site.com/
    img: site.png
    tfa: Yes
    sms: Yes
    email: Yes
    phone: Yes
    software: Yes
    hardware: Yes
    doc: <link to site TFA documentation>

The fields name:, url:, img:, tfa: are required for all entries.

Adding a site that supports TFA

If a site does provide TFA, it is strongly recommended that you add the doc: field where public documentation is available. Other fields should be included if the website supports them. Any services that are not supported can be excluded. Sites supporting TFA should not have a twitter, facebook or email_address field.

The following is an example of a website that supports TFA:

    - name: YouTube
      url: https://www.youtube.com/
      img: youtube.png
      tfa: Yes
      sms: Yes
      software: Yes
      phone: Yes
      hardware: Yes
      doc: http://www.google.com/intl/en-US/landing/2step/features.html

Adding a site that does not support TFA

If a site does not provide TFA, the twitter: field should be included if the site uses Twitter. Facebook can also be included using the facebook field, as well as Email using the email_address field. If the website does not use the English language, the lang: field should also be included. The fields sms:, email:, phone:, software: and hardware: can be completely removed.

The following is an example of a website that does not support TFA:

    - name: Netflix
      url: https://www.netflix.com/us/
      twitter: Netflixhelps
      facebook: netflix
      email_address: example@netflix.com (Only if available and monitored)
      img: netflix.png
      tfa: No
      lang: <ISO 639-1 language code> (Only for non-English websites)

The lang: field is only used for non-English websites. The language codes should be lowercase ISO 639-1 codes.

Exceptions & Restrictions

If a site doesn't support TFA in certain countries, you can note this on the website. There are 4 ways to customize how it is displayed:

  1. A default message acknowledging restrictions will be used with the following config:

     - name: Site Name
       url: https://www.site.com/
       img: site.png
       tfa: Yes
       sms: Yes
       exceptions: Yes
       doc: <link to site TFA documentation>
  2. The message can be replaced with a custom set of words:

     - name: Site Name
       url: https://www.site.com/
       img: site.png
       tfa: Yes
       sms: Yes
       exceptions:
           text: "Specific text goes here."
       doc: <link to site TFA documentation>
  3. The icon can be made into a link in which more details can be revealed such as country specific info and anything else.

     - name: Site Name
       url: https://www.site.com/
       img: site.png
       tfa: Yes
       sms: Yes
       exceptions:
           link: Yes
       doc: <link to site TFA documentation>
  4. 2 and 3 can be combined into:

     - name: Site Name
       url: https://www.site.com/
       img: site.png
       tfa: Yes
       sms: Yes
       exceptions:
           link: Yes
           text: "Specific text can go here as well."
       doc: <link to site TFA documentation>

Pro Tips

  • See Guideline #2 about icons. The png file should go in the corresponding img/section folder.

  • For the sake of organization and readability, it is appreciated if you insert new sites alphabetically and that your site chunk follows the same order as the example above.

  • If a site supports TFA, their Twitter and Facebook handles as well as their email address are not needed and can be left out for cleanliness.

  • If a site does not have TFA but there is documentation that they are adding it, then use:

    tfa: No
    status: <url to documentation>

A Note on Definitions

A lot of people have different ideas of what constitutes Two Factor Auth and what doesn't, so it stands to reason that we should clarify a bit. For the purposes of this site, Two Factor Auth is defined as any service provided as a redundant layer for account authentication. Services that provide authorization redundancy are certainly appreciated, but should not be considered Two Factor Auth.

As an example, a site that prompts you for an authentication token following user login would be considered Two Factor Auth. A site that does not prompt you for a token upon login, but prompts you for a token when you try to perform a sensitive action would not be considered Two Factor Authentication.

For context, check out the discussion in issue #242.

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