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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-16073

Add "test database setup" to the "External Database" enrollment and authentication plugins

    Details

    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.8.5, 1.8.6, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 2.5
    • Fix Version/s: 2.6
    • Component/s: Authentication, Enrolments
    • Labels:
    • Database:
      Any
    • Testing Instructions:
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      1. go to admin -> plugins -> auth plugins -> overview
      2. Enable the Database plugin
      3. try the new "Test settings" link next to db auth - you should see errors
      4. fix the settings and execute test again
      5. repeat for external DB enrolments
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      go to admin -> plugins -> auth plugins -> overview Enable the Database plugin try the new "Test settings" link next to db auth - you should see errors fix the settings and execute test again repeat for external DB enrolments
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_25_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_26_STABLE
    • Pull from Repository:
    • Pull Master Branch:
      w41_MDL-16073_m26_extdbtest
    • Story Points (Obsolete):
      4
    • Sprint:
      BACKEND Sprint 5

      Description

      It is hard to test whether the administrative panel for External Database Authentication and for External Database Enrollment is configured correctly. Currently, you have to create fake user accounts or similar, and try to authenticate them or enroll them and see if they receive email, etc. (At least, that's how I tested it! Does someone have a better way?)

      It woule be nice to have a "Test Connection" button on that page which goes through and makes sure all the db info (username, password, connection, etc.) and data mapping is correct. AND prints out all this stuff to the screen in an easy-to-read report.

      Thank you!

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                  • Created:
                    Updated:
                    Resolved:
                    Fix Release Date:
                    18/Nov/13