[Web Comm] Drupal modules and it's functionalities

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Fri Nov 10 11:49:15 EST 2006

There will be a requirement for the CMS to tie into the OpenLDAP server
that we will be putting in place in the new hardware.  We need to keep
our system manageable.
Drupal users need to be fed into / out of this system.  Roles need to be
pulled from this system, but should be maintained through a secure
interface.  I don't know much about OG, but it seems that something as
flexible as this may not be appropriate unless we're careful about
locking it down.
We're also going to need to integrate mediawiki with LDAP.  There
appears to be good support for this:


From: kanhaiya kale
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 08:27
To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org; jitendra
Subject: [Web Comm] Drupal modules and it's functionalities

In drupal, i have seen some modules and it's functionality. I think
these modules with minor changes in it will fulfill our requirement.
Modules are listed below,

*	Organic Group (og module) : 

	*	Enable users to create and manage their own 'groups'. 
	*	Each group can have subscribers, and maintains a group
page where subscribers can post into. 
	*	Membership to groups may be open, moderated, or
invitation only. 
	*	Any page,forum,poll etc. created by a user of a group
'A' can/cannot be access by a users of group 'B'. 
	*	Any post created by a user of group 'A' can/cannot give
access to users of group 'B'. 

*	og block visibility module : 

	*	This module allows you to specify that a block should be
visible only within selected groups. 
	*	This can be used for many purposes, from providing each
organic group with its own navigation menu, to allowing a group to
highlight its own featured content, etc. 

*	og forum module : 

	*	Upon creating an og group, it creates a forum container
for that group, with a single sub-forum. 
	*	A record is also placed in og_term to tie the organic
group with the forum container's term ID. 
	*	When viewing groups, only forum discussions for that
group are displayed. 
	*	The og_term table could be useful for other applications
of tying groups to taxonomy as well. 

*	og mandatory group module : 

	*	An add-on for the Organic Groups module that makes one
group mandatory for all new users. 
	*	Choose one group that all new users will be put into.
You can chose either an open or a closed group. Any new user will be
auto-approved as member of the group. The group manager(s) of groups
that a new user joins will get an automatic e-mail notice. 
	*	This module also  allows the admin to require a new user
to join at least one group during registration by requiring them to
choose one of the groups listed in the registration form. This group is
in addition to any mandatory group.  This feature is disabled by
default, is independent of whether a mandatory group is selected, and
has no effect if there are no groups listed in the registration form. 

*	og moderate module : 

	*	Moderate public posts from organic groups module.
Moderated posts will be hidden from anonymous visitors. Moderation needs
to be done by node administrators or another module. 

*	og roles : 

	*	This module allows you to, for each group type, specify
a list of roles that group administrators are allowed to assign. In the
subscriber list (og/users/<node id>), a 'configure member roles' tab
will appear if both the group type is allowed to configure roles and the
current user is an admin for the group. 
	*	For example, if you created a "trusted user" role, and a
new node type called "official group," you could allow administrators of
only official groups to add selected other group members of to the
"trusted user" role. 

kanhaiya kale (KK) 
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