Re: [greenstone-users] authenticating large group

From Michael Dewsnip
DateThu, 12 Apr 2007 15:05:10 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] authenticating large group
In-Reply-To (46179A61-3050201-sdb-org)
Hi Julian,

I'd go about this by exporting your current database to a text file of
usernames and passwords, then converting this into the GDBM text format
and using the Greenstone "txt2db" program to make the users.db file.

You can see the GDBM text format (which is pretty simple) by running the
Greenstone "db2txt" file on an existing users.db file.



Julian Fox wrote:
> Hi,
> Am wondering about ways to authenticate a collection for a large group
> - I mean large. In other words, am wanting to restrict a collection
> to a group but with perhaps hundreds of members. I already have a
> database of username/password details - is there a way I can use this
> database instead of having to copy it all in again on the admin page,
> where I'd need to 'add new user' hundreds of times?
> Julian
DL Consulting
Greenstone Digital Library and Digitisation Specialists