Project Development Meeting (IF4.31 10:00 - 12:00) - Minutes 2014-03-05

Present: Craig, Roger, Alastair, Chris, Toby, Ian, George, Iain, Alison, Gordon, Neil, Tim (convener and minutes)

1. Minutes of last meeting


2. Matters arising

Update on actions from last meeting.

  • Take to CSG policy on not archiving and just deleting accounts after grace period. [Action Alastair]
  • Redevelop User Documentation
    • Submit the skeleton system status summary from Nagios project (for maintaining the status tab). [Action Stephen]
    • We should be getting emailed (annually?) when pages we own need to be reviewed. Turn this on. There is now an automatically maintained page indicating which pages need review as a first step towards automated email. A link needs to be added to this. [Action Alison]
    • Look at the support contact page to see if we can migrate into Drupal. [Action Alastair]
  • Deploy Git/Gerrit as full services
    • Use of AFS+SSH to solve end user managed access control means that iFriend write access to Git repositories for collaboration will probably not work as-is (would require full DICE account). Needs consideration (e.g. use https instead) but does not need to block this approach. Still considering, but not an explicit project requirement so sufficient to just prove the principal. [Action Craig]
  • Review of OpenLDAP DICE client configuration
    • Investigate using SSSD minimal cacheing to protect against connectivity issues, although this may just be an action to create a separate project. Try a hand crafted NSLCD equivalent configuration to test. There was then a discussion about our general strategy for "disconnected operation" with no specific outcome (other than we need one). [Action Toby]
  • Password strength checks
    • Speak to Kenny to get an update on status. Done.
  • Account reconciliation
    • Setup a process to snapshot our UIDs every six months or so. [Action Toby]
  • Deploy Git/Gerrit as full services
    • Circulate documentation. [Action Craig]

New actions this meeting.

3. Approved Projects

See Activity with annotated comments from meeting.

4. Project Status Changes

5. System Blog Articles

  • Git


-- TimColles - 10 Mar 2014

Topic revision: r1 - 10 Mar 2014 - 10:09:59 - TimColles
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