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  1. Security audits

    I would love to see a security audit on the source code done at major milestones. You don't need to do them on each minor version, but one per year would be ideal.

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    • Pull MiniProfiler out of SS providing OOTB integration

      MiniProfiler would be an external package to streamline the upgrade path. We would be able to use up to date versions of MiniProfiler and its "newer" features (in my case I want to use client side profiling in Razor Views).

      It would be great to maintain the existing "integration" by having OOTB support for SS services, request and response filters profiling.

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      • add Trace method to ILog/Log

        Add a Trace method to Log/ILog in do verbose logging

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        • Appsettings with wildchar get Api

          Possibility to get all the keys via wildchar ...For example retrieve all the items that starts with "widget:" and store them in a dictionary <string, T>

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          • A registry of 3rd party plugins, features, etc.

            Host or maintain a list of 3rd party ServiceStack extensions, similar to ngmodules.org for AngularJS, the listing capability of npmjs.org, or http://plugins.telerik.com/ for Telerik AppBuilder.

            The list needs not be actively curated, but a single source where packages are listed and links to download / source code.

            As the user base of ServiceStack grows, people are building more extensions that don't necessarily belong in the core modules, and this type of list would provide a great way of bringing attention to them, outside of hard-to-find NuGet packages.

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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…

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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.

              • Allow filtering of services on metadata page by endpoint

                If you have many services, which you also want to provide via soap and other endpoint types and thus need multiple for each http verb. It would be great to be able to filter the metadata page based on endpoints (JSON, JSV, SOAP, Protobuf, etc.).
                Similare to the already provided filter function or via chechboxes to turn each endpoint on and off.

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                  • Provide Async Support For Redis Client

                    Currently redis client is not async - this is wasting valuable resources on the server side. As far as I understand async support is currently only there for service clients and not redis

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                      • Async PostFileWithRequest

                        Please add overload for PostFileWithRequest which is asynchronous in the same way SendAsync is implemented in ServiceClientBase - meaning an overload which accepts success/error Actions and the other which returns Task, or if both are not possible then just the latter.

                        This is mainly because in Silverlight sync APIs are not "welcome" which means we have to 'manually' call this API in an async manner.

                        Thanks!

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                          • Create PCL/Silverlight version of MsgPackServiceClient

                            The MessagePack format seems pretty ideal for communication between a ServiceStack service and a Silverlight client. Unfortunately there is no PCL package for ServiceStack.MsgPack.

                            On top of that it would be useful to split the client and server parts into separate packages.

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                            • AppHostMqListenerBase: AppHost with automatically registered MQ message handlers

                              Create [self-hosted] apphost where all request messages are automatically registered to the MQ message service,
                              so that all services can be accessed via MQ without the need to register every request type manually with something like "mqServer.RegisterHandler<Hello>(...)" .

                              It would be nice if the order of operations of the mq message handling could be further aligned to the http variant.

                              7 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.

                                29 votes
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                                • Async CredentialsAuthProvider

                                  An AsyncCredentialsAuthProvider would allow us to authenticate users asynchronously (query a database, calculate hashes, etc). Right now when extending the CredentialsAuthProvider, we are limited to do everything synchronously in the TryAuthenticate method which can lead to thread starvation.

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                                  • Add persistence support for Couchbase

                                    This shouldn't be too hard considering you seem to already support memcached..?

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                                    • Built-in Active Directory Authentication suport.

                                      I would really like to see out of the box support for IWA - Integrated Windows Authentication with Active Directory. Many in-house .Net developers for both large and small organizations write web applications that are Intranet facing, and require the use of Integrated Windows Authentication with IIS. In these environments, corporate security policy often dictates that Active Directory group membership should drive what resources a user can and cannot access.
                                      So, Kerberos authentication often plays a big part in shipping the logged in user’s credentials via tickets from the application server to back end databases. Built-in support for a ServiceStack…

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                                      • 1. HATEOAS (RDF/Semantic web support for entities), 2. ASP-Net Indentity Authentication Integration (http://www.asp.net/identity/)

                                        I've read somewhere where you don't see the need for hateoas support Demis, but I'd encourage you to revisit the subject... RDF semantic web is growing (ie RDFa), so at least support for applying sematic attributes to each object could be helpful (ie FOAF, Dublin Core, etc.)

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                                        • Add async API's for caching

                                          Provide async overloads for caching API so async operations can construct the cache.

                                          More info:
                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20505186/servicestack-v4-server-side-async

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