Dear galaxy-dev,

as a follow-up to my own question I have just implemented a little python script that syncs groups, group membership and to some extent also users from a LDAP server to a galaxy server.

I have put this on github:

I would be happy about any comments and suggestions.


On 15.03.2017 15:20, Matthias Bernt wrote:
Dear galaxy developers,

I'm currently trying to establish galaxy at the UFZ research center in
Leipzig. I have some questions on how to match the infrastructure of
galaxy and and our local infrastructure. I would be really happy about
some comments on my ideas.

Galaxy external authentication via LDAP is already working -- worked
like a charm :)

How to integrate LDAP group data into galaxy?

My idea would be to regularly sync the groups and user-group
associations from LDAP to galaxy via the API/bioblend.

Adding groups and user-group associations should be no problem, but
how about removing users, groups, or associations? Are there any
pitfalls that I need to consider? How about data associated with deleted
users? Maybe there are already some scripts around that I could build upon?


P.S. I'm afraid that I ask quite a lot of questions at the moment.
I hope that I will be soon able to contribute a bit.


Matthias Bernt
Bioinformatics Service
Molekulare Systembiologie (MOLSYB)
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ/
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