Privly is a developing set of browser extensions for protecting content wherever it is posted on the internet. It allows users to view content on any website, without the host site being able to read the content. This content server is meant to store content for users with a Privly extension, but it also provides support for extension-less operation using the Privly Applications.
For more information on what Privly is, read about us.
About this Content Server
This server currently supports:
- All the applications found in the Privly Applications repository.
- Serialized JSON storage for any text content.
Read about the API.
Development Server Installation
- Ruby 2+
- To check what version of Ruby you are running, type
ruby --versionin your terminal
- To update/install Ruby, check out the Ruby website
These shell commands step through a standard installation.
# Clone this repository and the privly-applications repository. # The `--recursive` flag ensures you get the privly-applications # repository. git clone --recursive https://github.com/privly/privly-web.git cd privly-web # You need to setup a database. For a development install you should use # option 1 since you will not need to setup MySQL. # Option 1: SQLite. cp config/database.yml.sqlite.example config/database.yml emacs Gemfile # or use the editor of your choice on gemfile # uncomment the gemfile line: gem 'sqlite3' # comment the gemfile line: gem 'mysql2' # Option 2: MySQL. cp config/database.yml.mysql.example config/database.yml # Edit the database.yml file appropriately # Run installation scripts bundle install #Installs the required gems, you may need to add "sudo" in front of command rake db:create #Creates the Database rake db:schema:load #Loads the Scheme rake db:seed #Seeds the DB rails server #Starts the server
The seed file (run with
rake db:seed) will create several users for you in development, including:
firstname.lastname@example.org. All these accounts have the same password,
password. Use the admin account to login to the admin interface found at
/admin. Use the development or demonstration accounts for other purposes.
User Account States
User accounts could be in one of several states:
- Signed up for an invitation: When a user submits their email to the invitation form, they do not automatically get an active account. You can invite the user via the administrative interface, or a user who has invitation credits can invite the user at a later date.
- Invited: A user who has been invited by an administrator or a user with invitation credits has been "invited." They need to verify their email address before they may begin creating content.
- Can Post: The user can create content on the server. This is usually the state after the user has verified their email address and has paid whatever toll they need to support hosting expenses.
- Can't Post: In order to create new content on the server, a user must have posting permission. You will only generally use this option if the user is abusing the content server or not contributing enough to hosting costs. There is no option for locking a user account completely, because they should maintain access to content they have already created.
Retrieving User Account Activation Tokens for Development Server
You can retrieve emails by examining the web server's log that is usually printed in the console that launched the web server.
If you have discovered a bug, only open a public issue on GitHub if it could not possibly be a security related bug. If it is an urgent issue, please email email@example.com. We will then fix the bug and follow a process of responsible disclosure if it is a security bug.
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PO Box 79
Corvallis, OR 97339
Contact the Nick "smcgregor" on irc.freenode.net #privly
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