Use Plugin Manager to Store Credential Files Along with Drivers

Simon Barby shared this idea 5 months ago
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Hi,


I would like to raise the idea to utilise the Yellowfin Plugin Manager to also include the ability to store credentials such as security keys when importing Drivers. This enables clients to be able to manage their instances with more flexibility.

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Hi Simon,


Thanks for reaching out with your suggestion. I've logged this as an Idea for an Enhancement Request. Before becoming a request, ideas will be reviewed by our Product Team and chosen for Enhancements based on feasibility, level of positive impact to the user experience, and votes from the community.


I will update this post with any future information relevant to this process.


Thanks,

Simon

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Hi Simon,


I've had some feedback from the Developers about this topic, where they have stated that the Plugin Manager wouldn't be the optimal place to address this kind of behaviour as the JDBC Driver doesn't have direct access to the Repository Database which is where data is stored from the Plugin Manager.


They've suggested adding an option that could appear in the Database Connection screen, that would provide a temporary path to a security key. It may look like the image below.


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Let me know if this sounds suitable.


Kind regards,

Simon

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Hi Simon,


I just wanted to touch base with you again, regarding this idea. The Developers don't want to move forward on this until they have confirmation that the implementation they are considering is suitable.


To recap, they've suggested adding an option that could appear in the Database Connection screen, that would provide a temporary path to a security key. It may look like the image below.


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Let me know if this suits your use case.


Kind regards,

Simon

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HI Simon,


This isn't what I had exactly in mind but it would be useful regardless.


This implementation is suitible, please move ahead with this idea.


Kind Regards,

Simon

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Hi Simon,


Let me know if there is another implementation you had in mind (other than the Plugin Manager as this does not seem like a possibility), I'm happy to jump on a call if it's easier to explain. I expect the Developers want to make sure that this is suitable for the use case that you had in mind, and if not they're happy to receive feedback to direct this Enhancement in a better direction.


Otherwise, if the solution mentioned below meets your initial requirements, I can tell the Developers that we can move forward.


Kind regards,

Simon

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I've mulled over it a bit and I think the suggested solution is the best way forward. I did have something else in mind but your suggested approach is much more logical.


Please let the developers know they can move forward.


Cheers!

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Hi Simon,


Thanks for clarifying that!


I've gone ahead and let the Developers know to move forward on this implementation.


I'll update this post with any further information relevant to the progress of the Enhancement.


Kind regards,

Simon