SciPy Server Reorganization
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- Improve reliability
- Ease management
Prioritized List of Problems
These are some of the biggest problems that need to be addressed to meet the goals.
- httpd stops responding spontaneously.
- server load average is frequently too high.
- setting up new projects with virtualmin breaks the system.
- SSL is only available for one virtual host for SVN.
- People have to maintain different passwords for different projects, trac, moin, and svn.
Unified logins for Trac, Subversion, Moin, etc.
- Store in LDAP
- Allow project owners to grant permissions to users
When merging the password files, we will encounter multiple passwords for many usernames. I propose the following hierarchy for determining which password to use:
- Passwords currently in Enthought's LDAP system
- Scipy Trac
- Numpy Trac
- Enthought Trac
- Other Tracs in alphabetical order
Enable and require SSL for all logins
- Requires one domain for all SVN repos and Trac instances
Use MySQL instead of SQLite for Trac
- GForge may be more suitable
- Something new that just manages user accounts at first may be better
- Create a global trac.ini that is merged with a project specific trac.ini nightly or more often
- Nightly static sites with links that modify Trac pointing to the real Tracs
Replace full service email with aliases and mailing lists
- Does anyone use a scipy.org email address?
Unified logging to a separate server
- Webalizer can still generate seperate reports for each domain
- Use Multimoin to reduce load
- Nightly static sites with links that modify Moin pointing to the real wikis
- Use LDAP for access control
- Load average has increased 4 to 5 times in the last year
- Should we utilize it by putting different services or different projects on separate servers?
- Web based service for adding and managing users in the LDAP system
- Must be accessible and separated for project owners to manage
- Decide if GForge is useful
- Write scripts to manage trac configurations
- Set up log server
- Spec out and purchase server
I think the most time consuming will be writing the web based system for account management. I have written a python library to do some interaction with our LDAP server. I would appreciate help designing and writing the web interface.