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    Moodle: Users home folders

    Is there a way in moodle 1.9, when users log into moodle they can see their home folder which is located on another server? We have implemented LDAP logons so users use the same logon for moodle and the network.

    If anyone knows, let me know

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    I too would be intrested if anyone can come up with a solution to this as I have been looking for a way to intergrate as much into moodle as possible.

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    The Windows Share Web Client block claims to be able to do this if your Moodle installation is running on a *nix platform. No idea if it works though.

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    Thanks,

    Though i need it to run on windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain View Post
    The Windows Share Web Client block claims to be able to do this if your Moodle installation is running on a *nix platform. No idea if it works though.

    Iain.
    We use it here and seems to work fine for us, though we are still running Moodle 1.8x, so I can't comment on how well it works with 1.9.

    It uses samba to retrieve the files, so you have to use a *nix. I don't know enough about php or windows, but I guess it might be possible to port if you could replicate smbclient's functionality with some standard windows tool/api.

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    smbclient is available for windows.

    Index of /tng/snapshot/win32

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    In which case it might be worth trying on windows, assuming that its only *nix related dependency is smbclient.

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    We use it here and seems to work fine for us, though we are still running Moodle 1.8x, so I can't comment on how well it works with 1.9.
    We use it too, I can confirm it works fine with 1.9

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    Is there a way in moodle 1.9, when users log into moodle they can see their home folder which is located on another server?
    Can you mount the remote volume as your Moodle user directory? I know NTFS lets you mount separate local harddrives in empty folders, does it let you mount remote ones too?

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    Did anyone get this working?

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    Has anyone considered security implications with the SMB web client for Moodle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danIT View Post
    Has anyone considered security implications with the SMB web client for Moodle?
    Make sure the site runs on https, otherwise the smbclient will try and transmit in clear.
    Otherwise it just uses the users name/password, it doesn't mount the server as admin or anything. I don't see a problem if the samba is set up correctly.

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    Another option ( if you have a ftp server) is to use active directory integrated ftp and set it to use the users home folder, this would then give the users ftp access to their home folder. Then use the Net2FTP front end running on the moodle server. it doesnt work as single sign on but can be put in moodle as a web link.

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    How do I combine the two resources in this thread to enable User Area mapping when Moodle is installed on Windows Server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    How do I combine the two resources in this thread to enable User Area mapping when Moodle is installed on Windows Server?
    you'd probably need to re-write the block so that it uses the smbclient that geoff linked to.

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