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    Moving moodle authentication from one domain to another?

    Hi all,
    We created a new domain over the summer and moved everything except moodle to it. We left moodle as the students were using it during the holidays. Now I need to work out the least painful way of moving it to the new domain. It looks straight forward in the ldap settings but I'm panicking that if I change it and then have to change it back all my users data so far will be lost. Has anyone done this who could give me some advice?

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    Are your samaccountname the same on the old and new domain?

    If they are you will just needs to change the ldap server you authenticate against.

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    Yes indeed they are! Hmm apart from about 3 staff members!
    Are you saying that the same accounts will work when i cahnge across to the new ldap server so a user called jjones will still be able to log on but authenticating against the new ldap?

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    Yep, basically.

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    You will be able to change the usernames of the 3 staff that don't match in moodle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    You will be able to change the usernames of the 3 staff that don't match in moodle.
    Yup open up your SQL DB find the table MDL_users search for the users which have different account names and just change it in there (plain text). And then when they try to login is will be the same as the ID (separate field) is the same.

    I did it using some excel magic for 1700 users when moving the install from LEA to our control.

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    Hmm, I thought I might have been on to a winner but not quite working for me. I can log on as some users but not others?

    I created a new user and that user could log on with their new domain password. I then tried logging on with an admin from the domain and that didn't work. I have tried some staff accounts that we have spare and some work and some don't. I can't see what's missing here.

    Anyone know why this might be happening?

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