HackThisSite.org News: Slow and steady progress

by: HackThisSite Staff, 08:10 pm Friday October 05th, 2018

As usual, it's been a while since our last news update. Though not much has changed on the main site, a lot has been happening in the background. We updated our status pages in a clever way (more in our blog post), and we've had a lot of activity on our Github organization.

Specifically, we released version 1.0 of CryptoPaste. You can see and use it live at cryptopaste.org. We also pre-released a REST API called Catslap, used for exposing the OpenLDAP password policy overlay.

Finally, behind the scenes we are working on a huge programme: decoupling user accounts from the main website and forums. In essence, it involves a series of interdependent projects including creating a new internal REST API, a library to interact with that API, a new web frontend to manage accounts, and finally incorporating all of that into the main website and forums (including upgrading the forums). All of this is a precursor to bringing a much-needed facelift to the entire HackThisSite website. It's been rather busy, to say the least.

By the way, we are always looking for interested developers to give us a hand with all of this. If you are a PHP software developer especially skilled with Symfony, and find yourself interested in contributing to HackThisSite, get a hold of us: