The documentaiton / help systems for Galaxy's new dataset libraries are
under development , so we apologize for the lack of information at the
current time - informative help is coming soon though.
SHAUN WEBB wrote:
I have a few questions regarding the new library feature:
Firstly, when logged in I get the message "You are not authorized to
access any libraries". How do I request access to available libraries?
You currently must be an "admin" user in order to create a new
Admin users are currently configured in the universe_wsgi.ini file,
something like this:
# This should be a comma-separated list of valid Galaxy users
admin_users = email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
When you login as an admin user, you an "Admin" link will be displayed
in the top menu bar which points to the Galaxy admin interface. The
Admin subsystem consists of many new features, including the ability to
add new dataset libraries.
Secondly, we have our on local Galaxy install. How can we add a
library of files to be used with our on tools? Can we control access
to each folder in the library itself or only the entire library.
When an admin user creates a dataset library, they should immediately
assign permissions on the library before any new dataset or folders are
added to the library. These same permissions will be inherited by all
datasets and folders in the library. However, the admin can change
these inherited permissions on newly added datasets and folders.
Permissions on a folder can be different than the permissions on the
Library or a parent folder. Any *new" datasets added to a folder will
inherit the folder's permissions, but if the permissions on a folder are
changed *after* datasets have been added to the folder, those new folder
permissions will currently not override the existing permissions on the
folder's contained datasets. The ability to do this will be added in
Permissions on libraries and datasets are fairly fine-grained. They can
be associated with a single user or a groups of users that are
associated with a role. When permissions ( that are associated with a
role ) are set for a library item ( library, folder, dataset ), any user
that has that role will be able to access the dataset from the Libraries
menu item, but users that do not have that role will be restricted from
seeing the library item.
More details about how this works are included in the main Admin page.
After looking at the Admin interface, let us know if you have any
Greg Von Kuster
Galaxy Development Team