Yea, all of that makes complete sense for the app API access. I guess I just don’t see the reason why the requirement for the WebUI auth is tied up with it. I mean, I can see where it would be the default setting – but, it would make sense to me that there would be a setting where one could disable WebUI auth entirely.
If you considered something like this, then there wouldn’t be so much of a reason to worry about whether auth.sickrage.ca is down …because, if it was (i.e., if the app was unable to authenticate) then the user would just lose provider search (or perhaps just lose the “cached provider search results” feature.)
Anyway, I’m not trying to troll, be difficult, etc …I’m just throwing out some thoughts/suggestions. I’ve not looked into the code yet since I came back to the project, so it could be that what I’m proposing would be difficult and/or messy.