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NAME

WebService::GData::ClientLogin - implements ClientLogin authorization for google data related APIs v2.

VERSION

0.01

SYNOPSIS

        #you will want to use a service instead such as WebService::GData::YouTube;
        use WebService::GData::Base;
        use WebService::GData::ClientLogin;

    #create an object that only has read access
        my $base = new WebService::GData::Base();

        eval {
                my $auth = new WebService::GData::ClientLogin(
                        email    => '...',
                        password => '...',
                        service  => '...', #default to youtube,
                        source   => '...' #default to WebService::GData::ClientLogin-$VERSION,
                        type    => '...'  #default to HOSTED_OR_GOOGLE
                );
        };
        if(my $error = $@){
                #$error->code,$error->content...
        }
        if($auth->captcha_url){
                #display the image and get the answer from the user
                #then try to login again
        }

        #everything is fine...
        #give write access to the above user...
        $base->auth($auth);

        #now you can... (url are here for examples!)

        #create a new entry with application/x-www-form-urlencoded content-type
        my $ret = $base->post('http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/default/playlists',$content);

        #if it fails a first time, you will need to add captcha related parameters:
                my $auth = new WebService::GData::ClientLogin(
                        email          => '...',
                        password       => '...',
                        captcha_token  => '...',
                        captcha_answer => '...'
                );
        #youtube specific developer key 
                my $auth = new WebService::GData::ClientLogin(
                        email    => '...',
                        password => '...',
                        key      => '...',
                );

DESCRIPTION

inherits from WebService::GData;

Google services supports different authorization systems allowing you to write data programmaticly. ClientLogin is one of such system.

This package tries to get an authorization key to the service specified by logging in with user account information: email and password.

If the loggin succeeds, the authorization key generated for you grants you access to write actions as long as you pass the key with each requests.

ClientLogin authorization key does expire but the expire time is set on a per service basis.

You should use this authorization system for installed applications.

Web application should use the OAuth (to be implemented) or AuthSub (will be deprecated and will not be implemented) authorization systems.

ClientLogin information can be found here:

http://code.google.com/intl/en/apis/accounts/docs/AuthForInstalledApps.html

CONSTRUCTOR

new

    Takes an hash with the following parameters(parameters ended with * are optionals):

    email

    Specify the user email account.

    password

    Specifies the user password account.

    service

    Specify the service you want to loggin. youtube for youtube, cl for calendar,etc.

    List available here:http://code.google.com/intl/en/apis/base/faq_gdata.html#clientlogin

    Default to youtube.

    source

    Specify the name of your application in the following format "company_name-application_name-version_id".

    Default to WebService::GData::ClientLogin-$VERSION but you should provide a real source to avoid getting blocked

    because Google thought you are a bot...

    type*

    Specify the type of account: GOOGLE,HOSTED or HOSTED_OR_GOOGLE.

    Default to HOSTED_OR_GOOGLE.

    captcha_token*

    Specify the captcha_token you received in response to a failure to log in.

    captcha_answer*

    Specify the answer of the user for the CAPTCHA.

    Throws a WebService::GData::Error in case of failure.

GETTER METHODS

email

    Returns the email address set to log in.

password

    Returns the password set to log in.

source

    Returns the source set to log in.

service

    Returns the service set to log in.

type

    Returns the account type set to log in.

captcha_token

    Returns the captcha token sent back in case of failure with CaptchaRequired message.

captcha_url

    Returns the captcha url sent back in case of failure with CaptchaRequired message. This url links to an image containing the challenge.

captcha_answer

    Returns the captcha answer made by the user.

authorization_key

    Returns the authorization key sent back in case of success.

key

    Returns the developer key (youtube only).

HANDLING ERRORS/CAPTCHA

Google data APIs relies on querying remote urls on particular services.

All queries that fail will throw (die) a WebService::GData::Error object.

the CaptchaRequired does not throw an error.

Here is an example of how to implement the logic for a captcha in a web context.

(WARNING:shall not be used in a web context though but easy to grasp!)

Example:

    use WebService::GData::ClientLogin;

    my $auth;   
        eval {
         $auth   = new WebService::GData::ClientLogin(
                        email => '...',#from the user
                        password =>'...',#from the user
                        service =>'youtube',
                        source =>'MyCompany-MyApp-2'
                );
        };

        if(my $error = $@) {
                #something went wrong, display some info to the user
                #$error->code,$error->content
        }

        #else it seems ok but...

        #check to see if got back a captcha_url

        if($auth->captcha_url){
                #ok, so there was something wrong, we'll try again.
                my $img = $auth->captcha_url;
                my $key = $auth->captcha_token;
                
                #here an html form as an example
                #(WARNING:shall not be used in a web context but easy to grasp!)
                print q[<form action="/cgi-bin/...mycaptcha.cgi" method="POST">];
                print qq[<input type="hidden" value="$key" name="captcha_token"/>];
                print qq[<input type="text" value="" name="email"/>];
                print qq[<input type="text" value="" name="password"/>];
                print qq[<img src="$img" />];
                print qq[<input type="text" value=""  name="captcha_answer"/>];
                #submit button here
        }
    
        #once the form is submitted, in your mycaptcha.cgi program:
    my $auth;   
        eval {
         $auth   = new WebService::GData::ClientLogin(
                        email => '...',#from the user
                        password =>'...',#from the user
                        service =>'youtube',
                        source =>'MyCompany-MyApp-2',
                        captcha_token => '...',#from the above form
                        captcha_answer => '...'#from the user
                );
        };

        ##error checking again...

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

none

DEPENDENCIES

LWP

INCOMPATIBILITIES

none

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

If you do me the favor to _use_ this module and find a bug, please email me i will try to do my best to fix it (patches welcome)!

AUTHOR

shiriru <shiriru0111[arobas]hotmail.com>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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