Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone 2.71: remote collection building

From Michael Dewsnip
DateThu, 26 Oct 2006 11:16:06 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone 2.71: remote collection building
In-Reply-To (1B7C2876-D7ED-4329-A2A2-9EE81A1C1D1D-fe-up-pt)
Dear Cristina,

Sorry, this is my fault: I changed the way the groups are done for
Greenstone v2.71 and forgot to update the documentation when Greenstone
v2.71 was released. I have done this now:

The names of two of the groups have changed: "all-collections-editor"
replaces "remote-superuser" and "<collection-name>-collection-editor"
replaces "<collection-name>-maintainer". The "remote-collection-builder"
group has been removed, and "personal-collections-editor" has been
added. This group provides a much easier way of allowing users the
ability to create and edit their own collections without affecting any

These changes are designed to provide a more flexible system and one
that requires less administration. Unfortunately, if you are upgrading
you will need to edit your existing users to change the groups they are in.

There is also a new version of the GLI client for version 2.71. This is
in the file linked to from the documentation page.

All the best,


Cristina Ribeiro wrote:

> Dear Greenstone Users
> I have been testing the Greenstone remote collection building
> features to use it in classes where groups of students must collaborate.
> We have installed gsdl v 2.70w on a linux server using Michael
> Dewsnip's instructions at
> remote-greenstone.html
> tested it with several client machines; remote collection building
> was working.
> We have upgraded to gsdl v 2.71 and we are now having problems with
> remote building.
> We made the same standard installation and tested it with the version
> 2.71 client.
> When trying to create a remote collection we always get
> Authentication failed: user is not in the required group
> This happens no matter what the group configuration has been set: we
> tried "remote-superuser" and several combinations of "admin",
> "colbuilder", "remote-collection-builder".
> Has anyone solve a similar problem?
> Thanks,
> Cristina Ribeiro
> Faculdade de Engenharia- Universidade do Porto
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