EDGE User Guide
Table of Contents
The default view of http://edge.rit.edu provides non-secured, anonymous access to public web spaces of any EDGE project.
This non-secured view always operates under the "anonymous" username.
The EDGE system uses a unified authentication system across it's CGI, DAV, and WebSVN interfaces. Any URL that uses SSL (https prefix) will require authentication to access (through a browser or a Subversion client) its content.
There are three classes of secured users:
- DCE users
- Users with RIT DCE accounts can simply use their existing information to access EDGE materials
- Non-DCE users
- Users without DCE accounts can be added to an EDGE-specific user database by one of the EDGE project Administrators
- The "anonymous" username is reserved to allow secure, but un-authenticated web access
Because the EDGE system uses a unified authentication system, the user's session is a matter of the client web browser remembering the authentication username and password throughout the user's browsing. When the user wants to log-out, it is a matter of convincing the browser to forget this session information.
There are two ways to cause a log-out:
- Close the browser window
- All common browsers will forget secure session information when they are closed
- Follow the "Log-out" link on the navigation bar
- This sends an "access denied" message to the browser, which will cause it to forget the session information and possibly re-prompt for authentication
How Projects are Created
Project Review Process
Student projects are initiated via a Project Proposal Form
The Project Proposal Form is reviewed for
- Skill sets
- Sponsorship availability
- Resources required
The proposal is either accepted as a student project or revised and discussed with the original submitting entity
Once accepted, the student project is posted to the EDGE website and openings are created for that particular project within the Track it was categorized as belonging to
Those openings are then available for bidding by students interested in the Track it was categorized as belonging to