I use LDAP authentication on my Galaxy instance and can still impersonate
users.

-Will


On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Jelle Scholtalbers <
j.scholtalb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Teshome,
>
> I assume you have good reasons for switching to LDAP (e.g. users only need
> to remember their main password), but just as a side note, we recently
> switched back from LDAP authentication to local user authentication to have
> a bit more control. One of the main reasons is being able to 'impersonate a
> user', a capability lost when using external authentication. We do not
> regret it ;)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jelle
>
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 5:01 PM, Eric Rasche <e...@tamu.edu> wrote:
>
>> Hi Teshome,
>>
>> I solved this by manually editing the user's emails in the database. I
>> did this during the downtime, and just switched their old email address to
>> their LDAP address, causing them to see their "old" histories, and no new
>> accounts were generated.
>>
>> If your users have already logged in (and thus have two accounts, one
>> old, one new) it's slightly more complicated.
>> Your best bet is to set up some downtime immediately, and do the above,
>> causing the users to lose anything in their "new" accounts.
>>
>> Failing that, a method of last resort:
>> You can update history IDs to the new users, i.e. find a mapping from old
>> email + old user ID to new email + new user ID, and then run queries like 
>> UPDATE
>> history set user_id=new_user_id where user_id=old_user_id but that only
>> migrates histories, I don't know what else is keyed on user IDs (probably
>> data libraries? Workflows? Hmm.)
>>
>> Hope that helps,
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Eric
>>
>>
>> 2015-04-30 1:01 GMT-05:00 Teshome Dagne Mulugeta <
>> teshome.mulug...@nmbu.no>:
>>
>>>  ​Hi,
>>>
>>>
>>>  We are currently using galaxy specific login using email address. We
>>> changed the authentication to LDAP. Most users email address doesn't match
>>> with their registered email address in LDAP. Now, users are not able to see
>>> their previous works which is expected of course but I have no clue how to
>>> fix it. Please help.
>>>
>>>
>>>   Cheers,
>>>  Teshome
>>>
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