On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Hans-Rudolf Hotz <h...@fmi.ch> wrote:
> On 05/03/2012 12:10 PM, Peter Cock wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Is it possible for a Galaxy Admin to browse any user's history?
>> Sadly the "Admin" page on the wiki is still rather lean:
>> http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Admin/Interface
>>
>> For instance, I've monitored a large Galaxy job on our cluster, and now
>> that it has finished I'd like to see the results (in this case, the error
>> messages) - without having to first ask the user to share their history
>> with me. Is that possible via the normal Galaxy Admin pages?
>
> for cases like this, we use the additional galaxy report server. It is very
> handy to track down what went wrong (ie how did the executed command look
> like) and who was the 'culprit' (see: 'reports_wsgi.ini' )
>

That does cover my immediate needs for job post mortems. Thanks.

>> Alternatively, is this something I could do via the impersonation
>> option? i.e. enable allow_user_impersonation in universe_wsgi.ini
>
> "allow_user_impersonation" is great and will probably help in your situation
> as well. Unfortunately, it does not (yet) work with external authentication,
> to follow up, see:
> https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/issue/705/

We're not currently using that - although it would be interesting to
explore in combination with running cluster jobs as the user,
something we may want to do in future.

Thank you,

Peter
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