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Central notification system for privacyIDEA news #1352
When a new update comes, this update also contains a "READ_BEFORE_UPDATE" file. However, the admin running privacyIDEA with Ubuntu or CentOS packages will not be easily able to read this file, since he does not visit github on a regular basis.
So the interesting thing would be, to send him additional information: about the upcoming update.
But in this case there could be a central place (github repository, privacyidea download page), that a privacyIDEA system could regularily fetch.
There could be news with different attributes:
This would be fetched by privacyIDEA and then be presented to the admin in the webui.
THis way we could inform the admin: "Hey, there will be an update to version 3.0 shortly. It is important to run a DB backup before updating!" or
The text could be HTML so that we could add links to further information.
A github repo could be used to have the master branch be the actual branch and notifications could be prepared in pull requests.
This is just some kind of RSS reader.
Modules could be:
Admin can subscribe to multiple channels - the default channel would be our update channel.