[Koha] Master-password (katikoan) and Live-DVD

Mark Tompsett mtompset at hotmail.com
Tue May 21 23:51:27 NZST 2013


The Live-DVD is great for testing and demonstrating. A package installation 
is better for production use. When you install packages, the password is 
auto-magically created as part of the install process. Assuming your 
instance name is library, the command typically used to figure out what the 
password is before going into the web installation step is:
    $ sudo xmlstarlet sel -t -v 'yazgfs/config/pass' 
Just change 'library' to whatever you call your instance.

Step-by-step guides are nice, but with the tendency for people to 
proliferate them all over the internet, this tends to lead towards a lot of 
outdated guides all over the place. And this leads to people following 
outdated instructions while trying to install current versions. This is 
generally a bad thing. If these are Live-DVD instructions, I would recommend 
you teaming with the person making the Live-DVD so that the instructions are 
together with the product for which they are intended. This will limit 
proliferation of older instructions.

As for your idea to limit the system user to only localhost is possible, but 
you would also have to consider various networking configurations such as 
proxies. Because of this complication, I don't foresee anyone spending time 
on it, but you are always welcome to supply a patch to Koha.

And lastly, I in no way reflect the final word on anything. :)

Mark Tompsett 

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