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Firebase Permissions1:40 with Michael Lustig
Permissions in Firebase determine who can access your Firebase data and how they can access it. In this video, we’ll setup your Firebase permissions for a hobby project. Please note: NEVER set permissions for a production app like this. We will cover more about permissions in future workshops in Firebase.
This is a quick fix for a hobby project such as this one. 0:00 But I wanted to make it a separate video since it's incredibly important to 0:03 call out that this fix is just that. 0:06 Only to be used in hobby projects. 0:09 Firebase requires you to have rules on your real time database. 0:11 By default, the rules require user authentication before you can read and 0:15 write to the database. 0:18 Since we aren't going to authenticate users in this small project, 0:20 we'll simply scrap the default rules, and set read and write to true. 0:23 To do this, we'll navigate to our Projects database, and then click the Rules tab. 0:28 Then, replace the current rules with just the word true. 0:34 Finally, click Publish. 0:41 You'll see a warning here, but 0:43 it's safe to ignore it, again, just in hobby projects. 0:45 You'll want to update these rules and production applications, 0:48 as you should more than likely always have some form of user authentication. 0:52 Please see the teacher's note for more information on how Firebase rules work. 0:56 Now that we have made this quick fix that you should only ever make for 1:00 small hobby projects, let's go check out our application again. 1:03 I'll pull up my emulator side by side with my database from the Firebase console. 1:07 Now, when I attempt to send a message, it actually appears in the database. 1:11 I hope you didn't blink, because if you did you probably missed it. 1:16 Awesome! 1:22 We've got messages posting to Firebase, but 1:23 why aren't they showing up in our application yet? 1:25 Well, we're currently not listening for any changes in the real time database. 1:27 In order to receive those changes, 1:31 we're going to learn about Child Event Listeners, and how we can use them to 1:33 receive a callback when someone adds a message to our messages node 1:36
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