[LON-CAPA-admin] Insecure dependency error when trying to createAuthors

Lindsay Wicomb wicombl at pentech.ac.za
Fri Jul 30 07:42:34 EDT 2004

Hi Guy.

Thanks for the reply.

I will try your suggestions.

Thanks again for the speedy reply.  It is really appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Lindsay P. Wicomb
Peninsula Technikon
Department of Electrical Engineering
Cape Town
South Africa

Website - http://mmtech.pentech.ac.za/lwicomb

>>> guy at albertelli.com 07/29/04 20:12 PM >>>
Hi Lindsay,

> It seems to be creating the Users in Linux, but when I try to login
> with the account, authentication fails.

Arrgh, yep this is borken for 'Filesystem-authenticated users'

It seems to do everything except set the password on the user and
modify the permissions on the index.html it creates.

A couple of possible workarounds for now:

1) don't create 'Filesystem-autheticated Users' for now, rather do
'Internally Authenticated users', they will be able to do everything
in Lon-CAPA. (They just won't also be able to login to the machine
with ssh, etc.)

2) after creating the user using Lon-CAPA's interface
    a) login is root to the machine and set the password for the
        account using passwd
        # passwd mynewaccount

    b) change the ownership of thefiles in the users public_html

        # chown mynewaccount:www /home/mynewaccount/public_html/*

Both of these workarounds will create fully working author accounts
for now.

I have filed this as a bug against Lon-CAPA here:

Hopefully I'll get it fixed today or tommorrow.

Sorry about this.
guy at albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-3-9-
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