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users and --user
« on: October 18, 2007, 01:48:14 AM »

Can someone clarify for me what --acount and --user does?

What I'm trying to do is to modify the data that is passed along to the qube GUI under the "user" column. It seems that the supervisor is not allowing me toe force a user other than the one I'm currently logged in as. Security isn't a concern for us since this is all internal. But we would the ability to modify the user label for the jobs so we know who's rendering what.



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Re: users and --user
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 02:05:38 AM »
"Account" refers to generic data field that can be filled with anything you wish. It is intended for studios that need to incorporate data that may not be needed by the backend for execution.
"User" refers to the actual owner of the job. If the Worker is operating in user mode, it will execute the job as that user.

If you wish to modify the user field in a job, you will first need to use the qbuser command line to grant impersonate privileges.

  • Login as an admin user. You can see the admin users by running:
    qbusers --list
    The admin users have "a" set.
  • Next, run the qbusers command to grant username impersonate privileges:
    qbuser --add --impersonate username

For more information run qbuser --help or consult the Qube Administration manual.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2007, 05:14:10 AM by eric »


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Re: users and --user
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 04:36:11 PM »
Thanks, Eric!