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  1. mongodb / nosql support

    For a few of us, we are constrained with having to use mongodb or other nosql databases instead of an RDBMS.

    It would be good if we have a some sort of native mongodb support or at least a few examples/patterns of how to go about a full mongodb/servicestack solution. I understand that we have examples of redis usage but, we do not have authentication and other similar aspects as examples.

    Love the tooling still! yet hate to work with anything else now (you spoiled us!) that I have to work with mongodb.

    Cheers!
    -Simo

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    • OrmLite.PostgreSQL support for HStore types (Dictionary)

      Support of HStores when using Dictionary<string,string> or as a new field attribute.

      HStores (key values) are very good in certain scenarios (logging/auditing) and complex parsing is easier to do in .NET than in SQL.

      Custom SQL that SELECT's data is easy, but not easy to insert/save hstore in custom sql.

      Also Npgsql already supports them.

      More info here:
      https://forums.servicestack.net/t/cannot-insert-idictionary-string-string-into-hstore-column/6894

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      • Allow Join with UpdateOnly

        Trying to UpdateOnly, when onlyField is typed as SqlExpression and the query has a Join an error will be thrown that says "The multi-part identifier "DepartmentJobCode.DepartmentId" could not be bound."

        Example:
        var jobsQuery = _db.From<dev.ScheduleEvent>()
        .Join<dev.DepartmentJobCode>((se,jc)=> se.Job == jc.JobTitleId)
        .Where<dev.DepartmentJobCode>(e => Sql.In(e.DepartmentId, departments))
        .Update(x => new { x.Published, x.ModifiedBy});
        db.UpdateOnly(new dev.ScheduleEvent { Published = false, ModifiedBy = userId}, onlyFields: jobsQuery);

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        • Auto Batched Requests - return responses up to error

          When an error occurs processing a batch of requests, the responses for the successful requests are lost. It would be helpful if these successful response are returned along with the error that stopped further processing.

          4 votes
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          • 3 votes
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            • Create a CognitoAuthFeature

              I'd like to be able to incorporate my Cognito User Pool as an authentication and role provider.

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              • Support OAuth2 on .net core

                At the moment, the *OAuth2 Providers for ServiceStack* library does not support .net core, as explained by mythz in this StackOverflow answer:

                > ServiceStack's OAuth2 depends on DotNetOpenAuth which unfortunately doesn't support .NET Core so there's currently no support for OAuth2 - https://stackoverflow.com/a/42344183/969613

                Google Authentication is a feature requirement on my current project, so this one thing is preventing us from moving to .net core, support for this would be great.

                154 votes
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                • Autoquery to support Group By

                  The AutoQuery plugin is great especially for use with many front end grids/tables, however it lacks the ability to Group By. Can you implement it to have feature parity to work with many of the front end grid components (ie kendo grid/devexpress/etc)?

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                  • Two Factor Authentication Feature

                    Two Factor Authentication is a pretty standard thing nowadays, it even comes baked into the typical ASP.NET Core Identity system. It would be nice if Service Stack had this feature as well. We are working on porting a legacy application from ASP.NET to ServiceStack and this is a requirement for government applications (some form of TFA).

                    15 votes
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                    • Improve QueryStringSerializer.SerializeToString to use lowercase bools

                      Right now, bools are serialized uppercase since that's the default ToString behavior of .NET.

                      Consider changing this behavior by checking for bool when serializing and using .ToString().ToLower(), or introduce a setting to control this. It's web standard to use lowercase bools in query strings.

                      More info/discussion:
                      https://github.com/ServiceStack/Issues/issues/586

                      8 votes
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                      • Allow cookie names to be configurable

                        In order to improve security it would be beneficial to change cookie names from const to a configurable option. It would help mask the presence of service stack and improve security in accordance with OWASP recommendations - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Session_Management_Cheat_Sheet#Session_ID_Name_Fingerprinting

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                        • Add Emailing functionality to Verify Account, Request Password Reset

                          It would be a good idea for users when using Service Stack Authentication to have functionality like Asp.net Identity to Verify their account, reset their password.

                          11 votes
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                          • SDK Documentation

                            The c# SDK is seriously lagging in documentation. By that I mean IntelliSense documentation: it would be awsome with some "in line" documentation for methods and properties in the SDK

                            63 votes
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                            • ServiceStack GraphQL endpoint

                              I've just stumbled upon Facebook's GraphQL and it's pretty slick.
                              The ability to query a ServiceStack endpoint using GraphQL would be a great addition (maybe similar to AutoQuery?) If ORMLite could also populate an object graph using a GraphQL query...

                              42 votes
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                              • OrmLite CodeFirst Schema Migrations

                                Support to automatically update a db schema based on changes such as: adding/renaming and possibly removing a property or class.

                                96 votes
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                                • Deeper SignalR Integration

                                  I'd like to see a deeper integration between ServiceStack and SignalR. Here are a few ideas that I've so far ran into...

                                  1. A Hub Authorization Attribute which implements IAuthorizeHubConnection and/or IAuthorizeHubMethodInvocation.

                                  2. Some sort of JsonServiceClient integration with HubConnections. Maybe automatically associating Cookies with a new HubConnection. Plus exception handling wrappers (i.e. Like an Unauthorized exception is thrown within a SignalR exception).

                                  3. Centralized documentation outlining what needs to be changed in the web.config for SignalR to co-exist with ServiceStack. Also why the UseBufferedStream property should be enabled for SignalR.

                                  4. This might require a separate feature request but…

                                  141 votes
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                                    The way ServiceStack and SignalR will be able to integrate in future will be through .NET Core’s IApplicationBuilder pipeline which by design supports running multiple frameworks within the same App that can now share the same default route namespace.

                                    From the v4.5.2, ServiceStack now supports running on .NET Core, please see the guide in the full release notes which shows how to register ServiceStack’s AppHost in .NET Core: http://docs.servicestack.net/releases/v4.5.2.html

                                    SignalR for .NET Core has yet to be released but it’s expected you’ll be able to access SignalR via its dependencies registered in .NET Core’s Startup which will also be injected in your Services like normal IOC dependencies.

                                    We’ll update this feature request again with an example showing a demo of ServiceStack + SignalR together in the same App once SignalR is available on .NET Core in 2017.

                                  • Support PostgreSQL array parameters

                                    Currently to send in an integer array as a parameter, I have to use format.

                                    var ids = "ARRAY[1,2,3]";
                                    var sql = "SELECT 1 = ANY[{0}]".Fmt(ids);
                                    Db.Query<Model>(sql);

                                    I would rather use syntax like this:
                                    var ids = new int[] {1, 2, 3};
                                    var sql = "SELECT 1 = ANY(@ids)";
                                    Db.Query<Model>(sql, new { ids });

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                                    • 70 votes
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                                      • Management Overview Dashboard

                                        While being able to offload to statsd/graphite/raygun/... is great, a "state of the nation" dashboard would be really handy.

                                        This could show requests/sec, wait times, "slow" requests, auth failures, live access map, recent exceptions, known issues (e.g. can't connect to redisX/mssqlY)

                                        221 votes
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                                        • Support the Oracle OrmLite provider

                                          Currently Oracle is not a supported OrmLite provider that's listed on:
                                          http://servicestack.net/download

                                          Vote for this feature request if you would like to see the OrmLite Oracle provider officially supported.

                                          35 votes
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