Shantanu Pavgi wrote:
I did a test by excluding following URLs from Apache-Shibboleth external authentication and it seems to be working:
Do I need to exclude any other URLs so that published histories and datasets can be accessed from remote sites without authentication? Also, will it offer read-only access to the galaxy interface? Does it expose any job submission, file-uploads or any other modification/execution operations using web interface?
These should be sufficient and would not give access to anything job or tool related. However, since /datasets/ is exposed, this means that any dataset with no roles associated with the access permission (i.e. a "public" dataset) would be readable by anyone. Dataset IDs are encoded so as not to be easily guessable, but relying on this is essentially "security by obscurity."
Also, can we prevent particular galaxy-user from carrying out certain actions, e.g. running jobs, file uploads etc.? Since galaxy will create 'anonymous' user account based on the REMOTE_USER variable set for unauthenticated requests, I am wondering if such locked-down mode will be possible for a particular galaxy-user.
This cannot be done from within Galaxy, but it shouldn't be necessary since these actions are not exposed to the anonymous user.