Here is my issue.
I'm using a couple Mahara (1.6)/Moodle(2.3.2) with Mahara as master.
Users can easilly go to from mahara to moodle. They also easilly can goback to mahara.
However, when I want as user import something like a document or a discussion from a course to my portfolio mahara, it indicates that this action is not allowed.
Strange because all rights seems to be activated in the right way.
Does anybody has an idea ?
Many thanks in advance.
Just to say Lilan posted this in the French forums first but we didn't seem to come up with any suggestions so she's posting here - I'm sorry I didn't reply on the French forums but the only thing I can think of is that if you are a user based in Mahara coming into Moodle does that mean you are not allowed to export back to Mahara? I Know you discovered that a Mahara user cannot become a Moodle admin and so I wonder if this is another example of where roaming in from Mahara gives you fewer rights? (Mahara portfolio is enabled so I understand)
Thanks Mary for your answer.
If I've undestood well, if I want a bilateral communication (or at least send information to the portfolio), user have to log into moodle directly and not comming from the mahara platform...
I hope I'm wrong and there is a solution.
I've made some tests.
I've created manually a user on the Moodle server --> no problem to send information to mahara partfolio.
It really seems that my system is correctly configured but Moodle doesn't allow user coming from a mahara system to send information to this mahara.
It's a nonsense... Does anybody has an idea to work around this issue ?
I don't have a solution either, but to clarify. If I login to Mahara 1.6.2 and Mnet to Moodle 2.4 all works as expected except, when I try to export say a forum post to the Mahara eportfolio it does not happen. In fact there are no portfolios shown when using a Mnet connection.
This is strange behavour as Mahara make a very good front end. I would as Lillian appreciate any ideas and suggestions.
I think you are right, I am flogging a dead horse. I now need to do some more experimenting and see if SAML will replace Mnet for the Mahara portfolio.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
I'm reactivating this discussion just to have a little up.
Summarizing : if you come in Moodle from Mahara, you are identificated as remote user.
Due to limitation of the remote user, you can't send information back to your Mahara.
Does anybody have an idea to work around this limitation ? I've read some solutions in this discussion https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=108982 but it seems a bit to heavy for me.
(maha 1.7, Mood 2.5)
I did it the other way around, used Moodle as the loginserver and SSO from there. I rewrote new login and lostpass files to point at the Moodle site. Seems to work. Hint I left the Mahara login box intact for admin, last resort and all that.
Many thanks John for this answer. Does it mean that it's transparent for users ? Do they still stay on the Mahara side or are they redirected to the moodle site ?
One of the observations of Mahara is you can't disable Login easily and that I used as a launchpad to Moodle not all the requires fields are there. The solution I used was to make Moodle the only login point and the by placing the Network server Block on the login front page learners can then do a simple jump. To make things more interesting there are several other back end Moodles also on SSO (MNet), the advantage is that Mahara is available from all Moodles and the learner ID is preserved, as well as, backend Moodles can use the Portfolio.
It's been the bane that we over multi Moodle/Mahara sites need to preserve and transfer the student intact. So to speak.
On the mahara side I replaced 2 files the register.php and lostpass.php with custom files that redirect to the Moodle login or register. Because I am lazy I left the Mahara Login box, need to fiddle with the themes to do that.
To make the whole thing a little more rounded I use a WP machine as a launch pad. Sorta MOOCS in a slightly structured way.