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LDAP users synchronization [closed]

I'm looking for a way to synchronize a users database between a piece of software and a ldap directory. Currently I'm thinking of three possibilities to keep the track of a specific user : Guid : it ...
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How to handle or prevent all Admins and users being removed

I have a website that stores all users in a database. A user can log on to the website and if they have sufficient privileges can add/delete users, as well as change their privileges. How do I ensure ...
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How to get better understanding of the users as a programmer

I work at a company that wants to be agile, but the business analysts often provide us "user stories" that are more solution than problem statement. This makes it difficult to make good design ...
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Custom Role Provider in ASP.NET MVC and specifically a User having multiple Roles

I have searched around and I can't find any particular answer that addresses what I am asking but no doubt it will have been mentioned already somewhere. I know that when you inherit from an abstract ...
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Handling multiple login methods

Currently, I'm using Parse to handle my backend, and I have multiple ways to login -> via regular email/password and via linkedin. Parse has a specific method of logging in requiring ...
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How do I recreate this Access Control/Group/ whatever methodology in OO/MVC

I am looking at trying to rewrite an application that is mostly procedural to an MVC/OO approach in order to teach myself a deeper understanding of both. BUT, I am having some conceptual issues with ...
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Basic OOP theory: misunderstanding surrounding database and user classes

New to OOP and trying to understand some basic fundamentals. Currently using PHP5 to build a basic web app. In using PHP's built in PDO as my database class and a separately created user class that ...
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Multiple roles in Ruby On Rails

I've been asked to put together an application in RoR which has multiple roles for users. The idea is that a user will have a role, Admin, Moderator, User ect... and they will also have a department ...
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Is there an industry standard for systems registered user permissions in terms of database model?

I developed many applications with registered user access for my enterprise clients. In many years I have changed my way of doing it, specially because I used many programming languages and database ...
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Purpose oriented user accounts on a single desktop?

Starting point: I currently do development for Dynamics Ax, Android and an occasional dabble with Wordpress and Python. Soon, I'll start a project involving setting up WP on Google Apps Engine. ...
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Increasing User Changes/Requirements in Agile Methodology

My question is quite simple. How to handle a situation where the team is applying agile methodology in software projects and there so many iterations and change in requirements, that the schedule is ...
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Documenting reports for end-users

I have an application that has about a dozen reports that provide totals and summaries of data in the database based on date ranges given as parameters. The application is near the end of user ...
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Limit number of users in a web app?

I've been asked to look at converting our traditional client-server software into a web-based version (using PHP). One of the first questions from management was how we'd limit the number of ...
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What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?

There's some subscription-based data processing web service - users pay via PayPal for the right to use the service. The "terms of service" document prepared by lawyers explicitly says that there're ...
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Joomla Secondary Users

Background I have a joomla based application. My customers sign up and they register as a user on the site. My customers (primary customers) then have their own space on the site that they can then ...
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Who are 'users' in testing?

Having e.g. a system for booking flights, during UAT it is not being tested by real users (customers who will buy tickets) rather than people from the client side who will just simulate this. Are ...
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Methodologies for Managing Users and Access?

This is something I'm having a hard time getting my head around. I think I might be making it more complicated than it is. What I'm trying to do is develop a method to store users in a database with ...
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Authentication Systems - Separate for Management?

Edit: I admit to being unclear when I first wrote the question. I suppose I wasn't sure of the issue myself, the comments and answers provided up to now helped me focus on the issue, thank you to all ...
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How to keep user's guide in lockstep with branches for a non-developer?

Our current user's guide is built using asciidoc. The documentation is managed by a non-technical person, but we keep the source text files as well as generated HTML in source control. Issues arise ...
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Can I share data between two users in an ASP.NET Application?

I have an issue with Roles.IsUserInRole function. It take hell amount of time to just check if the logged-in user is in particular role(typ 3-9 sec). I searched to find a solution and arrived on this ...
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Parent and child permission schemes

Which approach makes most sense to use, the destructive one or the non-destructive one? Does anyone have real-world experience with one, both or even a different approach? Model A permission scheme ...
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List of reserved words a username can't be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a list of common usernames to reserve in a new system? I'm working on a site where users will have a custom URL e.g.: http://domain.com/username I want to ...
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Are By-Design “Bugs” a Bad Sign?

Is it a bad sign if users submit bug reports for things that are by design? Does it typically mean that the application is confusing or unclear, or should I just chalk it up to a one-off user mistake ...
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What do you call different user roles in software design?

I'm just curious, I'm building a web app with a User model which has role-based permissions. I have the following roles: Visitor (anonymous user) ?? (logged-in user) Moderator Admin I'm having a ...
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Assigning a local id to a user

I am creating a soap service where users will be able to interact with each other. They will have a contact list where people can be added. One of the security measures(others are in place, too) is to ...
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Should I represent the Database in my use cases?

I am creating use cases for my web application and I was wondering if a representation of the DB should be listed as an actor. For example a user can check his profile and edit it (assuming that he is ...
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user security pattern recommendation/best practice

I'm looking for good reference on patterns that apply to user security and ACLs for multi-user network applications. I'm re-writing a fairly large application from scratch. Now I'm looking at the ...
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Why do companies want you to register with their program?

I've always wondered why some companies want you to register when you install their programs. Personally, I just find it annoying and decline, but what do companies have to gain by having their users ...
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Does my JavaScript look big in this?

As programmers, you have certain curtains to hide behind with your code. With PHP all of your code is server side preprocessed, so this never see's the light of day as far as the user is concerned. If ...
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How to get out of the support rut and start repaying the technical debt!

I have a "friend". Yes good start I know but honestly this isn't me! Basically he's been working on a successful project for about 4 years now, the difficulty is the technical debt has caught up and ...
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How to deal with customers who don't understand the complexity of their requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Explaining technical things to non-technical people Working with stakeholders who don't know the first thing about technology can be interesting. On one hand, I ...
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How to make security usable in a web application?

I'm in the planning stages of developing a web application that I want to make as secure as possible. I'm pretty clear about how to do that from a technical point of view, but there is one massive ...
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What was the worst experience you've had with a customer/user? [closed]

As a programmer, you have to interact with your users/customers in some way to both develop and support the software they pay for. What was the worst experience you've gotten from those ...
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2answers
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How to obtain feedback for a project?

Software is easy to build, but even easier to build the way the developers think it should function. What about the end user? How best to obtain feedback from them regarding a new product? For ...
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How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer? [closed]

Because I'm a programmer, people constantly ask me to fix their computer. How do you handle this situation? Do you make exceptions for relatives, friends and coworkers? Do you charge people for it?
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Does anybody ever uses the OpenId url Log in?

As programmers I think we are the most inclined to use new technologies and things that are not so mainstream. I absolutely love OpenId's ability to log in with credentials you already have, but I ...
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How to deal with users who think their computer could think? [closed]

Along my career, I had to deal with users who think their computer could think: My computer hates me! or He just do this so he could laugh at me! This is often a joke, but some users are ...