Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Has anyone linked their moodle to google apps using the google authentication plugin? in Technical; I have installed the plugin from moodlerooms but I keep gettings a connection error...
Google Apps error: Unable to Connect ...
5th April 2011, 12:56 PM #1
Has anyone linked their moodle to google apps using the google authentication plugin?
I have installed the plugin from moodlerooms but I keep gettings a connection error...
My moodle is installed on ubuntu server and goes through the LA firewall so I am wondering if I can do any checks on the ubuntu box to see if it's something I need to change on it?
Google Apps error: Unable to Connect to ssl://www.google.com:443. Error #110: Connection timed out
Has anyone else used this successfully?
5th April 2011, 12:58 PM #2
run nmap Google
it will then try to see if it can see that port.
our lea blocks port 443 by default and you have to use the upstream proxy.
5th April 2011, 01:07 PM #3
Thanks for that.
i ran it and got this
Not sure what to make of it yet though!
5th April 2011, 01:13 PM #4
It means that server cannot see google.com
do you have to use an upstream proxy with you la?
EIDT: try nmanp -PN www.google.com
it will then scan the ports rather then ping the host and then search.
5th April 2011, 01:15 PM #5
Yes we have a proxy server that we have to go through!
5th April 2011, 01:19 PM #6
I presume you need to either set the system proxy on the ubuntu machine (not sure if the google app will be happy with that though but never used it)
Originally Posted by reggiep
If not then you need to ask the lea to open up port 443 to that specific ip address i would presume but without know the full setup i'm not sure.
5th April 2011, 01:19 PM #7
When I use nmap -PN Google I get no response, the command line stays blank.
I'm starting to think now that there is nothing wrong with my moodle install but something else is to blame?
Last edited by reggiep; 5th April 2011 at 01:35 PM.
5th April 2011, 01:21 PM #8
can you actually ping Google
Originally Posted by reggiep
also check you default gateway is correct by running ifconfig
5th April 2011, 01:24 PM #9
I'm going to look at this further.
5th April 2011, 01:28 PM #10
I got a response eventually!
Originally Posted by glennda
pings seem to be blocked via our LA firewall.
My gateway seems fine.
5th April 2011, 01:30 PM #11
- Rep Power
We had to get the LEA to open up port 443 to Google for traffic from our webserver to get single sign-on to function in Moodle. We tried setting the proxy in Moodle and system wide on the server and neither worked.
6th April 2011, 09:47 AM #12
It will almost certainly be a proxy issue. PHP Curl will need this setting otherwise it won't be able to pass through the proxy to authenticate with Google. Either that or as mentioned above, a system proxy may fix the issue - though I am no *nix expert.
6th April 2011, 12:36 PM #13
I can't find anywhere where you can globally set the proxy for cURL in ubuntu. I don't think it is possible.
6th April 2011, 12:38 PM #14
6th April 2011, 02:34 PM #15
I have found the page but it doesn't really help as I can't work out what it is telling me to edit!
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