[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: Automatic enrollment messages

Stuart Peter Raeburn lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 07 May 2004 12:54:42 -0400


The message:
# An invalid authentication type was provided for the new user - xxxx02, so 
the student was not enrolled in the course." 

is most likely the result of a bug in Enrollment.pm that affected use of
auto-enrollment with the localauth authentication type, in Enrollment.pm v. 
1.10 and earlier. 

It appears that the versions of Enrollment.pm and Autoenroll.pl were not 
updated to the latest versions in the current release of LON-CAPA (v 1.1.3). 

If you are using older versions of this code, I recommend retrieving that 
latest versions from the LON-CAPA CVS repository.  From loncom/enrollment 
retrieve the following: 


(The latest versions are v. 1.8 and 1.14 respectively).
These files should go in the following locations in your LON-CAPA system:

Note: CVS is now web-accessible via 

Once you have these installed and have reloaded the apache processes (or 
restarted the web servers), you should no longer see these messages. 

If your XML files containing student classlists contain blank autharg and 
authtype, i.e.,

you are correct in saying that the default authentication types (set by a DC 
via MCRS) are used. 


H. K. Ng writes: 

> Hi, 
> When I activate the "enroll now" feature, I got quite a number of messages 
> (2 shown below) that I am not sure what to make of it. 
>     * An invalid authentication type was provided for the new user - 
> xxx02, so the student was not enrolled in the course.
>     * Authentication mismatch for xxx4505 - localauth: in system, 
> localauth based on information in classlist or default for this course. 
> The course was set up for localauth. In the localenroll.pm the fields 
>   <autharg></autharg>
>   <authtype></authtype> 
> are both left blank. This should then use the default course auth type?? 
> Thanks, -hk