[rt-users] RT External Authenticated user permission

Konstantin Khomoutov flatworm at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 17 14:09:42 EDT 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:42:16 -0400
Jin Fang <jin.fang at utoronto.ca> wrote:

> I am very new to RT and just finished setting up RT(3.8) working with
> external pubcookie authentication. So the user will be created
> automatically and logged into self service after passing the
> authentication with our pubcookie server. However, I am not be able
> to grant and manage user permission/privilege as I can't log into RT
> as root user any more(because pubcookie server doesn't store RT root
> user information).
> How can I proceed with all the administrative task?
I asked almost the same question on the IRC recently (we're using
external web auth via winbind), and Kevin Falcone offered a solution:
create another virtual host serving the same RT instance and turn off
mandatory authentication for it. That worked for me.
That is, we have "rt.domain.local" as the "worker" virtual host, on
which mandatory authentication via web server is turned on, users are
auto-created so it has the problem you stated, and
"rt-admin.domain.local" as the "administrative" virtual host which has
web authentication turned off and hence permits "normal" logons.

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