[SUCS Devel] Idea for use of society.swan.ac.uk website

Chris Jones rollercow at sucs.org
Tue Jul 10 17:44:59 BST 2007

On 6 Jul 2007, at 15:49, Justin Mitchell wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 11:35:51AM +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
>> Thus I propose that we redevelop society.swan.ac.uk to list ALL clubs
>> and societies (AU or SU) with a simple page for each which the group
>> in question can maintain, just a basic template which can be filled
>> out, with a couple of photos, some text and a couple of contact
>> details, name, email, phone for example and a link to the groups main
>> web-site (if they have one).
> the biggest question i have is how to handle authentication.
> do we find lists of all the appropriate people and email them
> a password we generate.
> or should we just not try and leave it open in a wiki style

I seem to remember from experiments last year that LIS's active  
directory is exposed as a LDAP server, I'm sure with a bit of effort  
we could authenticate people against that... thus people only need to  
remember there normal student passwords.

If that gets abused you could start to limit the student numbers  
which can edit societies (ie get a list from the SU/AU)

Chris Jones, SUCS Admin

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