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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-74654

Add role parameter, phase out moderatorPW and attendeePW from create, and password from join

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 4.0.1, 4.0.4
    • 4.0.5
    • BigBlueButton

    Description

      Since version 2.4, BBB can use a parameter that defines the role to be used in the BBB session instead of the so called 'password' with is problematic with modern browsers.

      To give a bit of context, the so called `password` used in the URL in plain text is not a real password, but a token or identifier to be used to define the role a user should have in a meeting.

      The URLs used by BBB are in some way protected by a hash calculated using a shared secret. Therefore, `password` would not (should not and could not) be used for authenticating the user.

      The idea is that

      • create would no longer include modPW nor viewerPW,
      • join will use instead of password the designated role, such as role=moderator|viewer

      See https://github.com/bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton/pull/13589

      We will not be removing the password currently, but only adding the role parameter. Phasing out of password use will most likely take place in BBB v2.6

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