Re: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone security

From Michael Dewsnip
DateFri, 08 Aug 2003 16:49:36 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone security
In-Reply-To (1060060982-18728-6-camel-paulA-asti-dost-gov-ph)
Hi Paul,

Restricting access to collections (or individual documents) is possible,
but not particularly obvious. The good news is, this is an aspect of
Greenstone that is being improved at the moment, and the next version of
Greenstone should contain much better support for this. For a sneak
preview, have a look at:

http://sadl.uleth.ca/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=demoauth-e

I believe the authentication isn't fully working yet, but the description
halfway down the page should give you an idea of the features that will
soon be available.

If you can't wait until then, other users have reported success using an
external program to control access to their Greenstone site. One example is
EZproxy, which isn't free (hopefully other people on the list can suggest
alternatives). I don't know very much about ldap, but I don't think it
would be suitable.

Hope this helps you get started.

Regards,

Michael

Paul Afroilan wrote:

> good day,
>
> i would like to inquire regarding integrating user access rights for
> greenstone collections. is it possible to use ldap with greenstone? if
> yes what particular file must be modified in the receptionist code? also
> if i try to add extra security using the existing user manager of
> greenstone, what must be modified (codes in the receptionist)? i hope
> anyone can help me with my problem.
>
> regards,
> Paul
>
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