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From Sachith Withana <swsach...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Users and UserGroups in Science Gateways
Date Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:46:08 GMT
Thanks Raman,
I looked into the tables. It looks to be a viable option.
But is it okay to manage the users from the Airavata server itself?


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:03 PM, Raminder Singh <raminderjsingh@gmail.com>wrote:

> Looking at Airavata Data model, there is project which is equivalent to
> User group. A project can have multiple user for a gateway and a gateway
> can have multiple projects.
>
> Thanks
> Raminder
>
> On Jan 31, 2014, at 12:44 PM, Saminda Wijeratne <samindaw@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM, Miller, Mark <mmiller@sdsc.edu> wrote:
>
>>  As an end user, I think even with just a single tool, the argument for
>> a group is there.
>>
>> As Saminda suggested, one may wish to have a join area to work in with a
>> group, and individual work you aren't ready to share, even with just a
>> single tool.
>>
>>
>>
>> Because a Gateway is wide open, it is easy to imagine a case where there
>> are several groups, each with (potentially overlapping) users, who all are
>> working with Amber for different projects..
>>
> Agreed. I totally forgot about shared projects scenario. Thanks for
> pointing it out Mark.
>
>>
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Saminda Wijeratne [mailto:samindaw@gmail.com]
>> *Sent:* Friday, January 31, 2014 9:11 AM
>> *To:* dev
>> *Subject:* Re: Users and UserGroups in Science Gateways
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm not an expert on the Amber usecase, but I suppose it is possible to
>> have multiple user groups for a single usecase. It could be to have a
>> shared space of data hidden from each user group. It could be to author
>> access/privilledges to the portal or resources depending on the user group.
>>
>> I would assume the mapping of user to usergroups would be many to one
>> mapping. Unlike user roles I don't think it is sensible to have users being
>> mapped to multiple groups (there is a whole area of security to consider
>> here).
>>
>>
>>
>> (I do have to note that usergroup IMO is not a must concept for a science
>> gateway)
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Sachith Withana <swsachith@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>>
>> Can someone explain to me the mapping of users to groups in a Science
>> Gateway? ( This is regarding the Amber usecase).
>>
>>
>>
>> Can there be multiple user groups in a gateway portal when it comes to
>> just one usecase?
>>
>> ex: If we have only one usecase for the portal ( such as Amber)
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Sachith Withana
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>


-- 
Thanks,
Sachith Withana

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