Q: How do Authentication and Authorization work at the Sci-GaIA Online Courses ?
A: The Sci-GaIA Online Courses website supports federated authentication. In order to access is, click on the "Sign in" button located on the top right corner of the home page.
Once authenticated, users are automatically inserted in the group of "students" and they can subscribe to available courses.
In order to become a "teacher" and get the possibility to create new courses, click on the "CREATE A COURSE" button that appears at the top of the dashboard page after sign in. The first time, users have to submit the request to get the new role.
Note: the enrollment as "teacher" is not automatic but requires human intervention. The administrators of the service analyze the request and they can grant or deny it. This policy is enforced to avoid polluting the service with too many test courses and simple proofs of concept.