Re: [greenstone-users] Passwords on a library?

From Stefan Boddie
DateThu, 10 Jul 2003 11:19:01 -0600
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Passwords on a library?
In-Reply-To (001201c34039$4d27e6c0$0300a8c0-mrdsseattle)
Jim Trott wrote:
> Is it possible to require a password to a Greenstone digital library
> before someone can even read documents in the library? Or must I
> password protect each individual document?
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> Has anyone had experience with encrypting / protecting content in a
> library?
>

Greenstone's password protection stuff can't currently be configured to
protect a specific collection or document. With a fairly minor change to
the code you could make it work though. See the following links for details:

http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&c=gsarch&d=HASHbebd6f6a0af4389bdf35aes2
http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&c=gsarch&d=HASHbebd6f6a0af4389bdf35aes3

Please note though that greenstone's authentication system provides only
a low level of security. In some cases you may even get your password
being passed around in a URL. For more serious security you're probably
better trying to configure your webserver to do the authentication.

regards,
Stefan.

> */Jim Trott
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> Millennium Relief and Development Services
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