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automatable login possible?

Postby tom » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:19 am


we're considering using OCS in an existing environment. Part of that environment is a user login.
My question is if it is possible to use the existing login procedure an force OCS to an automatic login? How complex would you estimate the necessary changes?

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Re: automatable login possible?

Postby JasonNugent » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:06 am

Hi Tom,

With the existing architecture, it would be difficult to do this in the core of OCS. There does already exist a plugin type of 'auth' for authenticating against an external data source, but it still requires a) a real login, and b) a user with that login username in the OCS database. The user credentials are passed around based on a session that's stored in the OCS database in the 'sessions' table. It might be possible to do this in a generic plugin type where accesses to pages looked at different sources of data, maybe through Shibboleth or an OAuth2 approach. Can I ask what your credential source would be?

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Re: automatable login possible?

Postby tom » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:15 am

Hi Jason,

thanks for your useful answer.

Because I'm currently not 100% sure about our current login approach I want to leave this open until we made the final decision if we'd like to use OCS or not.

Thank you,
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Re: automatable login possible?

Postby krishnasharma » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:56 pm

Someone mentioned "Green Open Access" papers as a means to get the human-written chemical operations.
Basically I see this as a HUGE disservice that we've got software which ALREADY can bridge the gap between human writing and automation ( HUGE!!!!!!!!!!! ) but we can't put it to good use.
So does anyone know about these papers or happen to have suggestions as how I might begin extracting huge amounts of chemical reactions from research papers?
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