Feature Requests

Feature, docs and use-case samples requests for ServiceStack. If you can, focus on the end-user benefit / use-case, rather than the technical details so we can focus on the end-goal and free us to work on how best to achieve it. Features can also include supporting content, e.g. a starter project on how to use ServiceStack with another product (e.g. SS + SharePoint).

  1. 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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  2. 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).

    20 votes
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  3. Add a MQ Server support for Azure Storage Queues

    Storage Queues are cheaper and more performant than azure service bus if guaranteed first-in-first-out, etc is not required.

    They do offer 'At-Least-Once' guaranteed delivery, where Redis is 'fire and forget'.

    Combining this with full featured CosmoDb caching instead of Redis would make a compelling low-cost option.

    11 votes
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  4. Increase the number of generics parameters of Select, SelectDistinct and GroupBy

    While some methods of SqlExpression<T> supports up to 15 generic parameters (Where, And, Or) others like Select, SelectDistinct and GroupBy only supports a couple. When building complex queries, it's easy to select data from more than 7 tables, or group by fields from more than 4 tables.

    Could you implement more Select, SelectDistinct and GroupBy overloads like you did for Where, And and Or?

    There is no specific number of parameters needed, but I think that the default 15 is a good start.

    4 votes
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  5. Support for ServiceStack Client in NativeScript applications

    I think that ServiceStack TypeScript client does not work in NativeScript + Angular2 applications, as I am getting a bunch of weird errors when trying that (in Fetch module).

    I installed the module as this:
    npm install --save @servicestack/client

    Is there support for the TypeScript client in NativeScript applications? If not, Id like there to be =)

    7 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Add SAML 2.0 auth provider

    Add SAML 2.0 as built in auth provider. Really useful for Azure AD SSO.

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  8. ServiceStack should has native support for building microservice

    Microservice is the modern and hot trending architectural design pattern now, ServiceStack should has builtin feature to support building microservice. In Java world they have Spring Boot / Spring Cloud to wire together other open source technologies such as Nextflix Ribbon, Eureka, Kafka etc. to build microservice.

    Basically, ServiceStack should be identified itself to be not only a framework of choice to build not only RESTful webservice but also a full-fledged platform such as the Java's Spring framework

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  9. Enable validation of metadata attributes - e.g. IsRequired

    Currently when a field is marked as IsRequired=true via the OpenAPI attribute it has no relevance to validation. However, it seems very reasonable that when someone marks a field as required, they would want validation that said field was indeed supplied in the DTO. Enabling validation on metadata attributes natively would provide developers this funcitonality without requiring they write a seperate validation method which also lists the required fields.

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  10. 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.

    18 votes
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  11. 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/SessionManagementCheatSheet#SessionIDNameFingerprinting

    7 votes
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  12. Add MQ Server support for MSMQ

    Add a MQ Server for MSMQ that implements ServiceStack's Messaging API: http://docs.servicestack.net/messaging

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  13. Unions implementation for ORM Lite

    Hi

    In my application user can define multiple filters for specific type. I would like to somehow combine these queries in single one.

    SqlExpression<Notice> query1 = Db.From<Notice>(s=>s.param1 == 2);
    // ...queries are more complicated but result type is same
    SqlExpression<Notice> query2 = Db.From<Notice>(s=>s.param1 == 3 && s.param2 == 3);

    SqlExpression<Notice> unionAll = query1.UnionAll(query2);
    var result = Db.Select(unionAll);

    25 votes
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  14. okta

    Add OKTA as a built-in authentication provider.

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  15. Add an LDAP Authentication Provider

    With .NET Core not initially having support for Windows Authentication using the System.Directory assemblies, I would like to request the addition of a new LDAP Authentication Provider based on the Novell.Directory.Ldap.NETStandard (https://github.com/dsbenghe/Novell.Directory.Ldap.NETStandard) project. This will allow developers to update to the latest ServiceStack while still providing a way to authenticate and authorize against a legacy/non-Azure Active Directory.

    24 votes
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  16. Encrypted messaging javascript client

    We have message-level encryption and the corresponding .Net client library to use it. But I'd love to be able to call encrypted services from JavaScript. Ideally add to ss-utils.js, or because the encryption can get bulky, into a new ss-encrypt-utils.js.

    9 votes
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  17. 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

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  18. support F# data type for serialization and deserialization

    This is specially for option type and discriminated unions. Currently it is not supported by Servicestack.Text. It would be great to have support for that.

    For

    type City = Abad | Pune

    [<CLIMutableAttribute>]
    type Person = {

    FirstName:string
    
    LastName: string option
    City : City

    }

    let p1 = {FirstName = "Foo"; LastName = Some "Bar"; City = Pune}

    let jss = new JsonStringSerializer()
    let p1Str = jss.SerializeToString(p1)

    It is serializing
    "{"FirstName":"Foo","LastName":{"Value":"Bar"},"City":{"Tag":1,"IsAbad":false,"IsPune":true}}"

    Where is should be
    "{"FirstName":"Foo","LastName":"Bar","City":"Pune"}"

    For reference https://github.com/Microsoft/fsharplu/wiki/fsharplu.json is library by MSR.

    It would be great to have this feature so DTO can be written in F# types. Currently…

    17 votes
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  19. Create Auto Crud

    Take a project like http://www.mattjcowan.com/funcoding/2013/05/11/restful-api-and-ui-for-typed-views-and-typed-lists/
    and lift it to the next level.
    Purpose: Point ActiveScaffold with AutoCrud to your database, and you get a half sensible CRUD web interface to maintain it. In other words, an instant backoffice.
    This is orthogonal to any other API usage of ServiceStack.

    Inspired by the Rails equivalent "https://github.com/activescaffold/active_scaffold&quot; that is very nicely designed, with both configuration and override possibilities.

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  20. 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...

    46 votes
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