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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-65547

Enable login into the mobile app via QR in the web user profile

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Administration
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      MOODLE_36_STABLE

      Description

      It would be cool to simplify the way the users can login into a Moodle site via the app using a similar approach to what WhatsApp do with WhatsApp web.

      Overall idea would be:

      • If mobile services are enabled and this feature is not disabled (we'll add an option), in the user profile we generate a QR code for a URL that will auto-login the user in the app (the URL will have the user token)
      • Using the Moodle App (or a standard QR reader if the app is installed) the user will be able to scan the QR code to log-in

      Security questions:

      • Should the QR code should be valid only for a certain time? (maybe the user left his session open in a shared computer)
      • Should we encode (encryption is not possible) the token/private token that will be part of the URL used to generate the QR code?

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              • Assignee:
                jleyva Juan Leyva
                Reporter:
                jleyva Juan Leyva
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                Component watchers:
                Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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