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[EP-tech] Re: How to create a private archive ?



Possible alternative approach:
When you say 'employees only', do you have any form of 'on site' IP address, or VPN that could be used to control access?

As each archive runs in its own vhost, you can restrict access at the Apache layer by adding rules into ~/cfg/apache/ARCHIVEID.conf

Cheers,
John

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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of George Mamalakis
Sent: 18 November 2015 09:22
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: How to create a private archive ?

Hi Gilles,

I think that if you played with cfg.d/user_roles.pl you'd accomplish 
want you want. I think that if you removed any read privileges from the 
default role (I'm not sure which one it is, but it could be 
$c->{public_roles} or probably $c->{user_roles}->{minuser}), or even if 
you removed this role (minuser) totally from the archive it maybe could 
do the job. But I tried it in one of my repos, and it didn't work, so 
maybe I'm doing something wrong. Maybe it would be wiser if I removed 
some privileges from these roles instead of removing the roles totally.

Maybe another approach would be to alter cfg/templates/default.xml to 
conditionally allow to view items (which would allow access to 
hand-coded urls to views, which you wouldn't disire), or to change views 
and searches to return results only on authenticated users (somehow).

I know I didn't help enough, but I'm trying to give you some ideas where 
to start from.

Good luck!

On 16/11/2015 06:52 ??, Gilles Fourni? wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We would like to use EPrints to manage a database of items not related
> to publications nor documents.
>
> For practical reasons, we would like to install this eprints
> pseudo-archive on the same server used for our open archive repository.
> So, it would be accessible from internet.
>
> But we need to control access (even for reading) to our employees only.
>
> I have found no way to prevent visitors to access views or even to view
> eprints.
> I hoped that overriding EPrints::Repository::allow_anybody to make it
> always return 0 would work, but it doesn't.
>
> Any advices or suggestions on how to make this "close archive" would be
> greatly appreciated.
>
> Best regards,
> Gilles
>
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