[LON-CAPA-users] guest accounts advice

Felicia Berryman lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 19:19:09 -0500

Hi Ray,

> Uhhh... do you mean the default.meta for the Workspace directory?


> I believe that I will probably do something like the above and in fact give 
> them both cc and author roles, but warn them about what not to do.
> Since it is my hope that other departments will eventually get their own 
> library servers, I was hoping not to clutter up mine with authors who only 
> publish one two test samples.  I thought that perhaps I could avoid this by 
> creating a user "Guest" to which I make all such users co-authors.  This way 
> I will only have one undesireable author account on my system.  I would then 
> only give actual unixauth access to a bona fide author.
> What do you think about that?

Sounds fine if it is just one user at a time.  A few people sharing the 
guest account might not be a good selling point if they both log each 
other out :)

By the way, authors can be internally authenticated or kerberos 
authenticated.  Most MSU authors are actually kerberos authenticated now.

Felicia Berryman
LON-CAPA Support Coordinator
Michigan State University
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