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From Sachith Withana <swsach...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Users and UserGroups in Science Gateways
Date Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:54:53 GMT
Yes. That's true.

IMO Gateways should be responsible in handling their users and groups.



On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Miller, Mark <mmiller@sdsc.edu> wrote:

>  I think we agreed that the Gateways would be responsible for user
> management, but maybe that is at a different level?
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> *From:* Sachith Withana [mailto:swsachith@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Friday, January 31, 2014 11:46 AM
> *To:* dev@airavata.apache.org
>
> *Subject:* Re: Users and UserGroups in Science Gateways
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> 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?
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> 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.
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> Thanks
>
> Raminder
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> On Jan 31, 2014, at 12:44 PM, Saminda Wijeratne <samindaw@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM, Miller, Mark <mmiller@sdsc.edu> wrote:
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> 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.
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> 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.
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>
> Mark
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> *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
>
>
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> 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).
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>
> (I do have to note that usergroup IMO is not a must concept for a science
> gateway)
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> 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).
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> 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)
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> Thanks,
>
> Sachith Withana
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> Thanks,
>
> Sachith Withana
>



-- 
Thanks,
Sachith Withana

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