[ubuntu-us] ubuntu-us.org website

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 3 12:03:34 GMT 2009

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Michael Lustfield
<mtecknology at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> To do this, I am using the Launchpad OpenID modules. I've packaged the
> latest stable releases with the ubuntu-drupal project.
> Using this package would allow just about all the access you need and
> keep it dependent on Launchpad instead. I'm assuming we can all agree
> Launchpad is easy enough for user management?
> I'm one of the coders to these modules so I believe I would be a huge
> benefit to you guys if you wanted to set this up.
> Personally, my vote is for #1. Canonical servers for an Ubuntu site just
> seems right, and official.

I like the idea of OpenID integration for access to the drupal site.
Are these modules approved for use on the Canonical servers? I ask
because Canonical only allows a very select number of reviewed and
approved modules for use on their drupal5 installs. They install and
maintain the modules on the server, we wouldn't have access to any of
it, all we can do is enable/disable modules within the drupal

> I think we could have their servers pull down ssh keys for every user in
> an admin team as well. Cron task to check users, cat keys-for-each-user
>> > .ssh/authorized_keys2. Of course this would mean the same user for
> all. I'm not exactly sure how Canonical manages users, but making a
> script like that seems pretty easy. I could do it myself if there was an
> ubuntu-us user on there that we could access.
> Of course I'm not an admin and I probably wouldn't see this work really
> implemented, but I am willing to help.

Canonical assigns user accounts on the servers based on launchpad id,
using the ssh key you have in launchpad. This can be updated manually
once you have an account, but the account is for you only, not a whole
group. When a new user who needs access needs an account on the server
we submit a ticket.

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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