Saturday, 18 July 2009

An eventful week

On Wednesday the ICTS dept commissioned a new LDAP server, supposedly the same as the original - and the daily sync with Moodle started setting our 30,000 users to "nologin"! Oops.

Until we can get the relevant staff together to troubleshoot this, we are logging on to the database server each morning at 7.15 and running a SQL command to set the accounts back to "ldap" as the authentication method, and all is well. It has caused us some anxious moments this week though, not helped by the impending departure of our web developer; now I have to start the hiring process again, and finding good LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, & PHP) developers willing to work for university pay rates won't be easy.

No comments: