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Add Users to Jigsaw

From: Anselm Baird-Smith <abaird@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 19:30:18 +0500
Message-Id: <9606252330.AA03985@www18.w3.org>
To: Patrick Hunter * <HUNTERP@cder.fda.gov>
Cc: www-jigsaw@w3.org

Hi Patrick,

I am not sure I understand the question. Are you wondering about ~user
like URLs ? If this is the case, there is no support for them in
Jigsaw at this point. Howveer, you can simulate them using the
PassDirectory resource:

Say you want users foo and bar to have their own html directory in
/users/foo/html and /users/bar/html. Suppose your server's root
directiory is /etc/Jigsaw/WWW. I assume your problem is to map the
http://.../users/foo and http://.../users/bar URLs to the
/users/foo/html and /users/bar/html (resp.).

To do this, edit the /users directory resource by pointing your
browser to http://.../Admin/Editor/users. Follow the AddResource link,
and enter the name (foo) and class
(w3c.jigsaw.resources.PassDirectory) of the resource to be
created. Click on the OK button. Then edit the new ly created resource
(/Admin/Editor/users/foo), and sets its target path directory (the
last attribute - not sure of the name at this point) to
/users/foo/html. You're all set for foo, you wil have to do the same
thing for user bar.

This is less convenient then having a UserDirectoryResource, but it
should work.,

[If this doesn't answer the question, let me know]


Patrick Hunter writes:
 > I've trying out Jigsaw for a few days now. I'm trying to evaluate it for
 > use where I work. The thing I can't get worked out is how to add users
 > and how add to html documents to users directory's. I followed the
 > advice given in an earlier posting and no offense intended to Anselm,
 > but he stopped right at the critical point for me, or I simply didn't
 > understand his solution.
 > 1) I created the directory and it shows up on the existing resources
 > list. However, I can't see any sort of directory in the actual root
 > directory of the Jigsaw files.
 > 2) How do I put HTML documents under that user account, or allow a user
 > to put their own documents into their account? After they are there, how
 > does one go about accessing them?
 > I apologize for being so dense about this. This is the first time I've
 > ever to tried to set up a Web server that wasn't provided by IBM or
 > Microsoft. So I'm pretty clueless and need the 'first you do this, next
 > you do this' style of help.
 > Thanks
 > Patrick Hunter
 > Team OS/2
 > O-
 > hunterp@cder.fda.gov
 > slc1h@cc.usu.edu
 > http://cc.usu.edu/~slc1h/os2.html
Received on Tuesday, 25 June 1996 19:30:23 UTC

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