Re: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone security

From Paul Afroilan
Date11 Aug 2003 09:00:43 +0800
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone security
In-Reply-To (3F332BE0-56FB17FF-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Michael, Aly

Thanks for the suggestion, the link helped a lot. Is the source code for
this available? Even if it is still not final. Maybe I can contribute to
the development. Since security would be a great enhancement for


On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 12:49, Michael Dewsnip wrote:
> 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:
> 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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