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Re: [web-bluetooth] Provide an option to bond device before connecting to device

From: Julien Racle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:52:58 +0000
To: public-web-bluetooth-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-276421400-1485881577-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Thanks guys for your replies! The UX we want to achieve with our input
 devices is, following advertisement of our website via Eddystone-URL,
 say, web-site opens, and user is able to configure his device from 
the web page. If device is not yet paired, pairing should happen. 
Reason for that push from ourselves is the pain people have to go to 
bluetooth settings (on various OSes), and perform a couple of 
operations, that can be handled simply by an app / website. That pain 
is reported in all of our consumer studies.. 

Now our BLE devices are in the field, lots of them with the 
characteristics I depicted above. Indeed, our proprietary 
characteristic doesn't require security,.. but that's on purpose : it 
serves both in applicative (I mean at firmware level) and bootloader 
mode, so that in latter mode, user can perform firmware update (signed
 / secured) without a need to pair device (having another pairing 
process happening + a device entry that will change at every firmware 
update and stay in his device list..).

I understand HID-over-Gatt had to be blacklisted for security reasons,
 but that'd be a stopper for us if we were not able to request bonding
 of device through web-bluetooth, specifically in Physical Web 

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