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From "Michael Jumper (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GUACAMOLE-305) Use of LDAP for users/connection should not prevent Active Sessions and History
Date Fri, 19 May 2017 02:31:04 GMT

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Michael Jumper commented on GUACAMOLE-305:
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The reason connections within LDAP do not show up within Active Sessions and History is that
the LDAP auth doesn't currently implement those features. The only authentication backend
which does thus far is the database auth.

Within Guacamole's extension architecture, it is up to each extension to provide its own connection
tracking semantics. That's not to say this isn't doable. I'd say that some of the internals
of the database auth should be moved into a common library which the other auth backends could
share, rather than reimplement.

> Use of LDAP for users/connection should not prevent Active Sessions and History
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GUACAMOLE-305
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GUACAMOLE-305
>             Project: Guacamole
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.12-incubating
>            Reporter: Kurt Kellner
>
> If users and connections are defined within LDAP the negative impact is that  session
are not logged in "History" records or show any "Active Sessions" in the Guacamole settings
area. 
> I assume this because of referential integrity within MySQL (e.g., if there is no user
or connection record within MySQL, the history table can't hold the record).   As LDAP becomes
more popular as a store of users/connections need to figure out a way to enable the Active
sessions and History functionality.   Maybe the data should just be inserted with username
and connection name.



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