[LON-CAPA-admin] domain coordinator cannot log in on new system

Neubauer, Paul pneubauer at bsu.edu
Thu Aug 9 14:43:03 EDT 2012

Hi Stuart,

That makes some sense, especially considering that I don't recall running make_domain_coordinator.pl the previous time I installed my test server. I did it this time because I was trying to be a good boy and follow ALL the instructions.

I'm perfectly happy with the idea of using internal authentication. In fact, I suspect I should prefer it.

/home/httpd/lonUsers/bsu/b/s/u/bsudc/passwd currently says:

I just changed it to:
internal:[hash value copied from production server]

And now it works!  Hooray!

Thank you!

> > So no joy yet. Without a domain coordinator, I'm going nowhere fast,
> > but thanks for trying. I'm running out of ideas.
> Since a domain coordinator account created via the command line is filesystem
> ("UNIX") authenticated you need a patched version of /usr/local/sbin/pwauth
> installed on your server with the correct permissions so that lond can
> authenticate the user's credentials passed in via the web log-in page:
> http://lon-capa-test.bsu.edu/

> I am assuming that you are able to set the password via the command line for
> the bsudc user, and that you are able to bring up a shell session via ssh for
> the bsudc user, using the password you have assigned to the bsudc account.
> If this does not resolve the issue, the next step would be to convert the
> bsudc to use internal LON-CAPA authentication, using a text editor (e.g.,
> vim) from the command line to modify
> /home/httpd/lonUsers/bsu/b/s/u/bsudc/passwd

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