John/Enis,

Thanks for the help.

John, I had discovered your document on the web and it gave me confidence
that SSL/LDAP was going to be possible.

Enis, thanks for the pointers to the new developments which are "news to
me" and look like a really exciting extension.

I'll give this a go and report back to the group when we are, hopefully :),
successful.

Looking forward to meeting up with many of the architects/builders/admins
at GCC 2015 in Norwich.

David


On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM John Chilton <jmchil...@gmail.com> wrote:

> David,
>
> Just to add to what Enis responded - in my previous position I managed
> a CloudMan instance that used SSL and LDAP - I documented some of what
> it took to configure it here
>
> https://production-galaxy-instances-with-cloudman-and-cloudbiolinux.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
> but it was based on CloudBioLinux instead of the newer Ansible recipes
> so the documentation is probably of limited use - but it does give an
> idea about what needs to be updated to how to update it - it just has
> to be translated to Ansible.
>
> Best of luck,
>
> -John
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Enis Afgan <enis.af...@irb.hr> wrote:
> > Hi David,
> > The nginx change will require a new AMI that includes the appropriately
> > compiled nginx. We've been working on automating the process of building
> the
> > image and it's captured in this Ansible playbook:
> > https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy-cloudman-playbook (the current
> > README is a bit of out of sync with the code but I have been working on a
> > updating that and will commit it later on today or tomorrow at the
> latest).
> > You'll need to edit the nginx installation procedure to include the
> > customizations for nginx you want.
> >
> > Re. configuration changes (nginx.conf and galaxy.ini) - these are done
> via
> > CloudMan
> > (https://github.com/galaxyproject/cloudman/tree/master/cm/conftemplates).
> So
> > it would be necessary to create a your own S3 bucket and host CloudMan
> > source there with the desired customizations. I'll send you a paper that
> > will be presented next month that captures all the pieces that are
> required
> > for assemble a custom version of Galaxy CloudMan.
> >
> > Hope this helps and please let us know if you have any more questions,
> > Enis
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:25 PM, David Kovalic <kova...@analome.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>
> >> We are interested in running CloudMan/Galaxy with SSL and LDAP. After
> >> searching around on the internet it seems like this is achievable and
> >> probably not too difficult, but there is no current complete “cookbook
> >> recipe” for doing so, so I thought it best to ask questions before I go
> >> ahead and break stuff :)
> >>
> >>
> >> As I understand:
> >>
> >> ·         ngnix needs to have the LDAP module added, as the standard CM
> >> ngnix build doesn’t include this
> >>
> >> ·         ngnix needs to have a custom ngnix.conf file which specifies
> the
> >> use of SSL and LDAP
> >>
> >> ·         Galaxy need to have a custom configuration universe_wsgi.ini
> for
> >> LDAP use
> >>
> >>
> >> By searching online I can’t clearly figure out:
> >>
> >> ·         How to recompile (and persist across CM cluster
> >> termination/restart) a new version of ngnix
> >>
> >> ·         The best way to maintain and specify a custom ngnix.conf. Is
> it
> >> possible to do this by placing the custom ngnix.conf in the cluster S3
> >> bucket and adding a configuration line specifying its URL (e.g.
> >> "nginx_conf_contents: https://s3.amazonaws.com/[cm bucket
> ID]/ngnix.conf")
> >> in persistent_data.yaml file in the CM S3 bucket?
> >>
> >> ·         Where do I make the modifications such that the changes to
> >> universe_wsgi.ini persist across CM cluster termination/restart?
> >>
> >> It would be great to get some experienced insight on how best to
> complete
> >> this configuration, and have it persist.
> >>
> >>
> >> Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
> >>
> >>
> >> David Kovalic
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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