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Tracker API improvements : enable set IP and set server date & time #1553

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mattab opened this Issue · 9 comments

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Matthieu Aubry Maciej Zawadziński Anonymous Piwik user Anthon Pang
Matthieu Aubry
Owner

Tracker API allows to record visits, pages and goal conversions using http rest API. Commonly users would have a webserver make the request to Piwik to record visits. This causes piwik to read the visit/page/goal conversion IP as being the server IP issuing the request to piwik.

This could cause discrepancies or generally wrong user data. It would be nice to be able to customize the IP and server time that Piwik uses in the tracker.

It is critical that these 2 attributes can only be set by the Super User, otherwise anyone could record fake time/ fake IP visits in a piwik instance. I suggest we check and require super user token_auth in the piwik.php request to allow setting IP + server time.

Note that in tests, we already set these 2 parameters. To allow this, the proxy-piwik.php hack is used. This mechanism could then be removed to use the token_auth mechanism.

Matthieu Aubry
Owner

Note: Image tracker (simple or advanced) solutions are not affected by the "wrong IP" issue, as the browser itself does the request to Piwik, so IP is set correctly to visitor IP.

Anonymous Piwik user

Is there any updates? Will this feature implemented in next release.

Anthon Pang
Collaborator

No update yet. Not planned for 1.1, but I'll put it on the current milestone so that it has higher near-term visibility.

Anonymous Piwik user

Who is current owner of this feature?

Anthon Pang
Collaborator

Matt or myself... whoever gets to it first. Of course, you're welcome to submit a patch... ;)

Maciej Zawadziński
Collaborator

Attachment: Allow overriding ip & serverdate time in Tracking API if proper super user token_auth given.
1553.patch

Maciej Zawadziński
Collaborator

@vipsoft a patch resolving the issue attached

Anthon Pang
Collaborator

Thanks, maciej. (Don't you still have commit privileges?)

In r3945, fixes #1553. Accidentally checked in with piwik.js changes for #2072.

Matthieu Aubry mattab added this to the Piwik 1.2 milestone
Anthon Pang robocoder was assigned by mattab
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