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Re: [EP-tech] Restricting access to CGI Scripts

Hi Francis,

One solution would be to:

copy the [EPRINTS_ROOT]/cgi/register file into [EPRINTS_ROOT]/archives/[ARCHIVEID]/cgi/

The archive version of the file will be used in preference to the global one.

Edit this file, adding a test for the IP address e.g.

if( $repo->remote_ip =~ m/^10\.11\.22\./ )


#do the normal registration stuff already in the cgi script




# generate a 'you cannot register' page (or a 'you must be on the intranet to register' page)


Another way to do what you want would be to sub-class the Screen::Register plugin, and alter the 'allow_register' method - and use the same test as above - based on $repo->remote_ip.

If it's useful, there is an option 'allow_web_signup' in [EPRINTS_ROOT]/archives/[ARCHIVEID]/cfg/cfg.d/registration.pl which turns the ability to register via the web interface on or off - but I don;t think you want this - as it would stop all registrations, not just external ones.

If that doesn't provide enough information, let me know and I'll provide some more details.



From: eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk <eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk> on behalf of Francis Jayakanth via Eprints-tech <eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Sent: 29 September 2018 17:55:14
To: eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Restricting access to CGI Scripts