Yeah, there is not currently a great solution to this problem. Some have
implemented a tools just like David's. You could also get around setuid with
sudo, although the security implications are probably the same.
I think the ideal system would be to start Galaxy as root, drop privileges, and
then only regain them as necessary for these operations.
On Jan 30, 2012, at 9:31 AM, David Hoover wrote:
> I'd love to know answers to this question as well. So far, all I've done is
> create two tools for copying files between Galaxy and a user's personal
> directories using a rather dangerous setuid executable.
> I have mulled over two possibilities for this problem. One is to run Galaxy
> as root. The other is for each user to kick off their own personal instance
> of Galaxy as themselves, but accessing the same main database and file
> repository. The latter would require all files be read-write accesible to
> all users. Neither is good.
> On Jan 30, 2012, at 4:29 AM, Sarah Maman wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> There is currently no link between an user ssh connection on his own account
>> (own space on Unix) and the Galaxy connection.
>> How to run Galaxy on an Unix user account? How to link the data storage
>> system and the Unix user account (symlink?)?
>> The goal is to not need to copy or move data.
>> PS : Thanks a lot to David, Gordon, Brad, Christophe and Nate for your help
>> on LDAP authentification.
>> I always try to find a solution (Apache configuration). I will inform Galaxy
>> list when I will find a solution.
>> Thanks in advance,
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