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    Self Restarting Kiosk

    I'm thinking of putting an old pc into one of our main ict suites to facilitate password resets using SSPR with the idea being it will just cut down the need for pupils to log themselves on as the reset user.

    As it's just connecting to a webpage then I suppose the kiosk could be windows or nix based and for either system I want it to be constantly checking that the browser window is open and if it's not reopen the url to SSPR.

    Anyone have any ideas for me?

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    Re: Self Restarting Kiosk

    Assuming you have it locked down so it can only get on the SSPR pages. Just create a script to check if the Iexplore process is running and if not open it. Then loop to infinity and beyond!

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    Re: Self Restarting Kiosk

    Once logged on as the reset user their shell is iexplore and they can't go anywhere else.

    Just need to prevent people logging off then logging back on as themselves.

    Auto logon as the resetpasword user and an automatic reboot in the event of anyone else logging on would do it.

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    Re: Self Restarting Kiosk

    You can fix the computer so that only the right account can logon in the local policy.

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    Re: Self Restarting Kiosk

    put this in a cron job to run every 5 minutes:

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    if [ ! "$(pidof firefox-bin)" ]
    then
    /usr/local/bin/firefox
    Or maybe use Opera which has a kiosk mode

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    Re: Self Restarting Kiosk

    You could also do a local secuirty policy to prevent student and staff groups from logging on.This would be probably more reliable than scripting a reboot.

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