On Friday 04 November 2005 22:32, Ross Boylan wrote:
> I'd like to create some users, set authentication methods, and so on.
> After a lot of fooling around with the GUI and looking at various
> docs, I conclude I have no idea what's going on.

Tim suggested reading the books and he is right. I'll note that the online 
version is outdated and has some issues that were resolved in the paper copy 
of my book.

> To complicate matters, there were some issue with my installation on
> Debian (using the package in testing) so that some of the products
> aren't available.  I wonder if any of them are key to getting things
> going.

SVN trunk. :-)

> Do I need to create something like a Zope 2 user folder?

Yes, but it is called an authentication utility.

> Are all users defined in the principals file on disk?


> I tried installing a Site Manager object.  The Site Management screen
> shows a lot of entries (e.g., Authenticator Plugin) that say there are
> no entries available yet.  I installed some objects that seemed
> related, gave them names, and tried to hook them up with this screen.
> The only thing that seems to have worked is the unique id tool.

As Tim also pointed out, read the zope.app.authentication *.txt files.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
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