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From Dave <snoopd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: windows live writer vs Roller 4.0
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2008 21:36:47 GMT
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Ron Peterson <rpeterso@mtholyoke.edu> wrote:
> 2008-08-26_08:52:39-0400 Dave <snoopdave@gmail.com>:
>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Ron Peterson <rpeterso@mtholyoke.edu> wrote:
>
>> > I've taken Apache https/ajp proxy out of the equation - I'm
>> > connecting directly to a tomcat http connector.  Again, I can
>> > retrieve data as my admin user, but not as myself.  Maybe this is
>> > the way life's meant to be.  Are non-admin users disallowed from
>> > using APP?  Examples below.
>
>> If AtomPub is enabled then users with ADMIN or AUTHOR rights in a blog
>> should be able to use it. LIMITED bloggers are not allowed to edit via
>> AtomPub.
>
> I finally figured this out.  Sort of.  Simple really - I should have
> thought to try this right away.  I've configured security.xml to enable
> LDAP authentication.  However, my LDAP credentials aren't being used for
> AtomPub.  If I log in using the credentials saved to the database,
> AtomPub works just fine.
>
> What would it take to get Roller's AtomPub interface to use the same
> LDAP config?  Did I just misconfigure something somewhere?  Is this
> supported at this time?

One solution is to call Acegi directly to do the login in the AtomPub
code. I'm not sure how hard that is to do.

The blogs.sun.com folks worked around this problem by allowing the
user to set a Web Client API password that is stored in Roller.

- Dave

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