Things have been fairly busy here the last few weeks so I’ve been a little slack on the blogging. We have been continuing to look into robust authentication for Greenstone 3 and as part of the we have been investigating the security features that the Java Servlet technology (that Greenstone 3 uses) has built in. We have also been devising a way to specify the security settings that you want - like in Greenstone 2 - but in a way that is more flexible. For example, we are looking into the idea of groups of users (e.g. admin, staff, students etc.) that can have access to different documents based on the groups they are in.
I’ll write more details on this next week.