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# Arch-repo-management 2022-05-04 meeting Date: 2022-05-04T17:00:00Z Location: Jitsi Scribe: Brett (ainola) ## Attendees * Brett (ainola) * dvzrv * Torxed * wCPO ## Agenda ### Documentation * dvzrv has [created extensive sphinx documentation about the project](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/arch-repo-management/-/merge_requests/31)! #### Hosting It would be nice to set up e.g. docs.archlinux.org as a central documentation platform related to Arch-related tooling/projects with each project having its own subdomain. For instance, repod.docs.archlinux.org. * The wiki is more about configuration/situational help whereas the docs site would be more extensive documentation about the project itself: Much of the specifics don't belong on the wiki. GitLab pages used for WKD docs, let's use pages for all of this documentation * docs.archlinux.org would be a landing page * CI/CD into a repository's GitLab pages * foo.docs.archlinux.org would point to that repo's gitlab page. #### Security concerns The Gitlab page could potentially maliciously set cookies for archlinux.org. Since documentation changes can be deployed without DevOps, the accepted stewards of infrastructure, it means that non-DevOps members could theoretically maliciously attack the main site. Refer: https://github.com/w3c/webappsec/issues/432 Suggestions for resolution: 1. Change https://archlinux.org to https://www.archlinux.org so that the main page is on a separate subdomain * This would likely cause our search rankings to reset. Cookies would have to be reworked to use the new domain 3. Disable JavaScript via CSP * This would break search functionality for the Sphinx theme 4. Use `<script-src>` [hash argument](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Content-Security-Policy/script-src) to restrict the JavaScript allowed to run (to be managed by DevOps) 5. Widen the range of trust to include more than DevOps members * This is the path of least resistance 6. Enhance archlinux.org security to require more than cookies to authenticate * Not trivial, unlikely to happen No resolution made, we will revisit in a few weeks' time after the PR has been merged. ### Next Steps * next up: [rename the project to repod](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/arch-repo-management/-/issues/45) * start implementing the consumption of package metadata (e.g. [.MTREE](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/arch-repo-management/-/issues/51), [.BUILDINFO](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/arch-repo-management/-/issues/52) (also selection of [.BUILDINFO fields](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/arch-repo-management/-/issues/20)) and [.PKGINFO](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/arch-repo-management/-/issues/53))