[tor-bugs] #3717 [TorStatus]: Decide on appropriate mechanism to save current search filters

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#3717: Decide on appropriate mechanism to save current search filters
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:     
     Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:     
Component:  TorStatus    |        Version:     
 Keywords:               |         Parent:     
   Points:               |   Actualpoints:     
 Currently, TorStatus requires cookies to be enabled, which are used only
 to store hashed sessionIDs that map to encrypted search preferences that
 are stored on the TorStatus server. Many users have cookies disabled,
 however. We should provide functionality to these users.

 Some Django programmers have written middleware that passes the sessionID
 as a GET to the controller if the client has cookies disabled. This
 doesn't seem to be any more secure than simply enabling cookies for the
 TorStatus website, however.

 It'd be nice to hear what everyone thinks about the mechanism that is
 currently being used to store search preferences. What would be better way
 to implement this functionality?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3717>
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