This may be a list of weird requests but our Galaxy server runs internally and
is only accessible to our users so I'd like to make it a bit easier to manage.
I could customize a copy but hopefully some of the "features" I'm after are
already available. If not, I'm happy to work on them and integrate if others
think they'll be useful.
* Rather than email address as usernames, we'd rather just use our
corporate logins (lastname, first initial, eg.mine is smithiesr) Or can I have
an alias list (like samba)?
* Is there a bulk user creation script? Rather than have everyone
create their own account, I'd rather do them all at once. It's not that I don't
trust users but...
* Can I have every user's home dir automagiclly added as a data dir?
eg. I'd like to have /home/smithiesr available. Would be nice if this was part
of a bulk useradd script
* Any chance of AD integration? I have no idea if Python plays well
with Active Directory and/or LDAP.
* Is it possible to add new tools without restarting Galaxy? I know
tool configs can be reloaded from the admin console but I'd like our users to
be able to incorporate their existing scripts as tools. Would a local tool-shed
make this easier?
* We use NTLM for authentication on most of our internal sites - am I
going to have problems getting Galaxy/Python to authenticate? A few years ago
we ran into the same requirement with a Java app so ended up hacking together a
script that passed SSO creds to Internet Exploiter for authentication.
Sorry if some of these sound dumb or are already implemented, I'm still reading
thru the docs.
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