First implementation of new authentication system, which can now use
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faebaf0f 1This directory contains authentication modules.
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3Each of these modules describes a different way to
4check that a user has provided a correct
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6 - username, and
7 - password.
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9Even when external forms of authentication are being
10used, Moodle still maintains the internal "user" table
11with all the associated information about that user such
12as name, email address and so on.
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14The active method is set by the admin on the Configuration page.
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17email - authentication by email (DEFAULT METHOD)
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19 - user fills out form with email address
20 - email sent to user with link
21 - user clicks on link in email to confirm
22 - user account is created
23 - user can log in
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26none - no authentication at all .. very insecure!!
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28 - user logs in using ANY username and password
29 - if the username doesn't already exist then
30 a new account is created
31 - when user tries to access a course they
32 are forced to set up their account details
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35ldap - Uses an external LDAP server