[LON-CAPA-users] guest accounts advice
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:37:36 -0800
> 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 :)
But they won't log each other out, because they will be different users each
having a co-author role on the "Guest" account. No-body will actually log-in
as "Guest". The danger arises if more than one person tries to edit or
publish the same resource. Just how dangerous that is, I'm not certain.
> By the way, authors can be internally authenticated or kerberos
> authenticated. Most MSU authors are actually kerberos authenticated now.
We use local authentication here. Thus it is vital that I prevent any course
coordinator from enrolling users that are not actually students in the SFU
course they are teaching.