need anonymous user login as default for metacat
Right now the authentication code for metacat requires a user to have a SRB
account to even query the metacat. Instead, the default should be to start with
an anonymous srb user that has access to "public" metadata and (maybe) data.
Then, if someone needs more permissions, they'll need to log in as a different
user to do their work.
#1 Updated by Jivka Bojilova over 20 years ago
Anonymous user login has been included as default to metacat. From the
metacat's web interface user goes directly to query only form (index.html) with
anonymous connection to metacat (currently no check thru srb is used). Login
link is show in that page that goes to a login page. Different user connection
can be established from here (that goes thru a check in srb). When login, user
is redirected to metacat.html with all functions available in metacat. In that
page Logout link is show that can close the user connection and redirect the
user back to index.html with anonymous connection.