Although the overhaul for the site is mainly complete, there are still plans for major updates to the back-end and minor additions to the API. I am sorry about the lack of recent information via updates and announcements. I am still active, but have been busy with school. Be sure to check out the Discord and Trello boards for more general information.
As the major overhaul continues, more and more updates are being pushed out. The notification system recently received an update and notifications are now sent out to applications via an HTTP push API, which can also be referred to as a webhook or web callback. More information about the API is available in the documentation. Along with this, some minor changes have been made to applications and applications will be able to allow or deny specific HTTP push API requests in the future. Artex Development Dashboard has been updated to support the new OAuth authentication system, but it is yet to have a stable release.
The major overhaul is nearly complete! As you can read in my recent announcements and latest blog posts, the website has been receiving some large updates and changes lately. As I start to focus my time and energy on Artex Development, I have laid off personal projects. Because of this, the site has taken a gleeful turn toward being a personal development site and astandalone user management API for my projects and the public. Documentation for the API is mostly finished and can be viewed here. Along with this, some updates have been made to OAuth 2.0 applications. Application owners are now able to set requirements for requests, which can be used as an extra security measure to further prevent impersonations. May sure to stay tuned on Discord for more information!
Soon, I will be changing the hashing algorithm used for passwords to either bcrypt or scrypt, so be prepared. Also, users are now able to change the email that is associated with your account. However, you will still need access to your original email address to do this. First, click on the Account dropdown in the navigation bar of the dashboard. Then, select Change Email, where you will be sent to a page to confirm your password. You will then be emailed a key that can be used to change your email and will be able to change your email once you proceed.
The API has received some more updates. Now, the API can be found at https://api.theartex.net/ instead of https://www.theartex.net/cloud/api/. Along with this, the entire cloud directory has been removed. This means that Codity and MH-DNS have been moved to https://www.theartex.net/codity/ and https://www.theartex.net/mh-dns/. Codity now also features a button that allows you to quickly select and copy an entire paste to your clipboard.
The system to reset your password when locked out of your account has been updated. Along with that, it has received a design update. Also, profile pages have been updated. You are now able to view your personal key without having to be sent it via email. From the dashboard, you can also change your password. Because profiles are being used for more personal matters now, other users are no longer able to view specific player profiles under the profile tab. The links have been removed from the members list, but the members list is still available.
The Minecraft sections of the developer API have been removed. The Minecraft sections were not reliable and I did not have the resources to make sure that the API would work properly and efficiently. From now on, the developer API is not going to include sections that have no relation to theartex.net or Artex Development. This will hopefully keep reliability up and make sure that the entire API is working the way it is supposed to.
Artex Development has received some updates and new projects! Announcements posted by Artex Development developers can now be found on the Artex Development Discord guild at https://dev.theartex.net/discord. Team members can now post their own updates and announcements to be seen by the entire community. Along with this, Artex Development has taken over Lukkit. Find out more at https://github.com/artex-development/Lukkit. As for a recent website and API updates, alerts have been changed to notifications, so be sure to check out the documentation for more information.
User authentication has been updated yet again. This time, the authentication method in the developer API is close to that of OAuth and is based even more around a token system. Hopefully, this new authentication system will no longer have the same bugs involving IP address conflicts and local application issues as the last did. Please visit the developer API documentation for more information on the recent update.
For those using the developer API, you can now specify separate types for both a minimal UI with regular login and a minimal UI with local login. Documentation can be found here. The example desktop applications that make use of the developer API have also been updated to meet the API changes. If you have any issues or need help, be sure to join me on Discord. Also, the second update to Bonus Point beta has been released. Check it out on the official website or on GitHub.
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