Here's one bad option for dealing with a bad requirement - at least it
requires no code changes...

1. create a new user called for your Galaxy. Do
not require login in universe_wsgi.ini
2. edit welcome.html - invite visitors not wanting all the benefits of
an individual registration to login as if
they want to run workflows
3. Add an extremely blunt disclaimer - although Galaxy will likely be
behaving 'correctly', unusual things will happen whenever 2 or more
users using the same account are banging away at the same history -
Individual registration is strongly recommended - register a free
account with a throw away email address - it's only for password
Clearly registration is not mandatory - just sensible and free, so the
journal's off your back. Hope that demo account isn't multitasking too

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Tim te Beek <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Was wondering how I can allow anonymous users to run workflows in my
> local Galaxy instance, as currently users need to be logged in to run
> workflows. I'd like drop this requirement in light of the intended
> publication of a workflow in a journal which demands that "Web
> services must not require mandatory registration by the user.". Could
> any you tell me how I can accomplish this?
> I've seen the option to use an external authentication method which
> could be employed to artificially 'login' anonymous users for a single
> session, but it appears this would also disable the normal users
> administration mechanisms in Galaxy, so I'm not sure this would be a
> good fit. Any hints on how to proceed, either via this route or
> otherwise, would be much appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Tim
Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all"
in your mail client.  To manage your subscriptions to this
and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at:

Reply via email to