I completely agree it's a bit of an unfortunate requirement in this case, but I'm not averse to (minor) code changes to achieve a more polished user experience. Something like the best guess mechanism Galaxy currently employs to recognize returning anonymous would be fine, but I don't know where to look to disable the login requirement to run workflows, or if that's at all possible.
Best regards, Tim On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Ross <ross.laza...@gmail.com> wrote: > Here's one bad option for dealing with a bad requirement - at least it > requires no code changes... > > 1. create a new user called d...@where.ever.org 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 user:d...@where.ever.org 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 > recovery. > Clearly registration is not mandatory - just sensible and free, so the > journal's off your back. Hope that demo account isn't multitasking too > often. > > On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Tim te Beek <tim.te.b...@nbic.nl> 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: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/