Hi @rosssimpson ,
Thank you for your reply. I understand your point of view regarding the security of the account. To be honest is not a huge problem regarding the usage of the API, it was more of a suggestion / question.
I’m a UX designer and in my way of seeing this sort of systems it breaks one basic rule I have which is “If an account has security / double security using two-form authentication / then why not leaving the option to user to keep that secure without needing to create an extra file (extra step) with something in it” which translates into “why creating unnecessary steps when they are not needed?”
E.g Google API’s platform
From a logic point of view,
- If anyone breaks the account he can still create a new Token and delete the others
- If anyone breaks the wordpress account he can retrieve the Token in the Envato Plugin console
So I don’t see a real reason to hide that as the extra step for security doesn’t actually protect anything more valuable than the actual account.
The original thought when I opened this topic:
I have 30 clients and not all of them have the plugin installed and I’m currently organise them maybe in
- Clients Category 1
- Clients Category 2
- Clients Category 3
- Personal Projects
and so on…
During the process, I wanted to add a new client in one category and simply forgot were the Token Details were saved so I had to search for a website outside my personal projects that has that “clients” Token, so login into multiple wordpress accounts to find the good one and after that I was able to find the Token I needed. ( I could have created a new Token to rush things but my OCD didn’t allowed that / I could have kept the Token in a easy-to-find file but sometimes you forget this “extra steps” working on multiple projects at once / I could have had the option to reveal the Token in my Envato account and this sounded as the perfect solution from an UX point of view )
I’m not an english native speaker and I’m also really s@&tty when it comes to express my thoughts so if you have any questions please let me know
@baileyherbert Thank you for your interest on my suggestion.