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LON-CAPA Coordinator: LON-CAPA Domain Administration
How to run a LON-CAPA domain, LON-CAPA coordination and user support.
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(Answer) How do I create a demo course?
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(Answer) How do I check if my Kerberos authenticated author is working?
(Answer) How do I create a new author?
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(Answer) How do I change a filesystem authenticated author to Kerberos/Internally authenticated author?
(Answer) Can I delete resources from the private/resource space?
(Answer) How do I make a domain coordinator on a new LON-CAPA machine?

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How do I change a filesystem authenticated author to Kerberos/Internally authenticated author?
Using CUSR, just change the users authentication.  If you desire, you can remove
the user from you machine using vipw or userdel.  If you remove the user from the 
filesystem, go the user's home directory and chown -R www:www the user's directory.
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Can I delete resources from the private/resource space?
When materials are published and copied from private space to public space (/home/AUTHOR/public_html to /home/httpd/html/res/DOMAIN/AUTHOR), they are also listed in a database. Removing materials from /home/httpd/html/res/DOMAIN/AUTHOR will not unpublish. You will be able to find the deleted material still. The /home/httpd/html/res/DOMAIN/AUTHOR directories are not meant to be touched.

If an author wants to "unpublish" something for a good reason (e.g. wrote some textbook problems by without getting copyright permission), I recommend that they copy over the resource with something like a blank problem template or blank html page and remove clear all the data from the meta file when the publish this new blank problem. This way, the problem/resource is not searchable and if someone does come across it, the material is useless.

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How do I make a domain coordinator on a new LON-CAPA machine?
You need to determine the values of two variables,
DOMAINNAME and DOMAINCOORDINATORNAME.

DOMAINNAME should equal lonDefDomain in access.conf.
DOMAINCOORDINATORNAME can be whatever you want
(alphanumeric characters).

As root:
bash$ cd loncom/build
bash$ perl make_domain_coordinator.pl DOMAINCOORDINATORNAME DOMAINNAME
  THEN enter password in standard input

bash$ /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

(Note: the web server must be restarted with
the above "httpd restart" command because
make_domain_coordinator.pl alters /etc/group).
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How do I create a demo course?
1.)  Log in as the domain coordinator
2.)  Click CCRS on the remote to create a course
3.)  Give your course a title, and keep the course empty or use 
/res/msu/demo/demo.sequence as the top-level map
4.)  Make yourself or another user the course coordinator (you have the option as
domain coordinator to automatically make yourself course coordinator to the course).

Log out and log back in and you can play around with the course.  Use DOCS to build
your course.  Click PARM on the Remote Control or Inline Menu and set parameters 
(due dates, etc.). Use ENRL and enroll yourself as a student.  

If you want to create material in the LON-CAPA resource pool in addition to any 
templated material you may have built in DOCS, theb look in the Authoring part of 
this faq for more help.  

Feel free to add your own question/answers to this faq after you are done 
exploring your demo course!  It will really help us out if you happen to 
have time to do that.

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Can I set someone up internally authenticated and then switch them to Kerberos?
Yep, no part of the system cares how they were authenticated.
These changes can be done by click CUSR and then entering the appropriate username.
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How do I check if my Kerberos authenticated author is working?
Kerberos authentication works similar to internal authentication. You can set up the user with an internal password that you know and log in as the new user to verify your setup. When you validate that your setup is correct, you can change the user's authentication to kerberos.
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How do I create a new author?

Open up a web browser and go to your lon-capa login page.
Login as a Domian Coordinator, select CUSR on the remote control (type
in username, click the User Roles button, fill in data, select role of
author, and click click the Modify User button.


NOTE:  You may want to make yourself co-author to most authors (with their
permission).  This way, if the user needs help, you can quickly go to their
construction space and see what the difficulty is without having to log
into their account.  To make yourself co-author, log in as the new
author, click CUSR on remote, type in your username, and then select the
check box where it says "co_author".  Click "Modify User" at the bottom of
the page.  Another thing we do at MSU is make one author user, for
example "bio", and let all the people who are working jointly on
creating content be co-authors to the one space.
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