moodle-auth_mcae

Created: 2012-03-24 04:31
Updated: 2019-03-06 13:31
php

readme.md

Autoenrol cohort authentication plugin for moodle 3.x

This authentication plugin automatically enrolls users into cohorts.

Cohort name depends on user profile field.

Cohorts are created in CONTEXT_SYSTEM.

Installation

  • Download the archive and extract the files, or clone the repository from GitHub
  • Copy the 'mcae' folder into your_moodle/auth
  • Visit Site administration - Notifications page and follow the instructions

If you use an Email based self registration or similar plugin and users enrolls into cohort after second login copy/paste this code into moodle/themes/your_theme/layout/general.php (or default.php)

NOTE: Enable and configure mcae plugin first!

<?php

global $SESSION, $USER;

if ($USER->id != 0) { // Only for autenticated users
    $mcae = get_auth_plugin('mcae'); //Get mcae plugin

    if (isset($SESSION->mcautoenrolled)) {
        if (!$SESSION->mcautoenrolled) {
            $mcae->user_authenticated_hook($USER,$USER->username,""); //Autoenrol if mcautoenrolled FALSE
        }
    } else {
        $mcae->user_authenticated_hook($USER,$USER->username,""); //Autoenrol if mcautoenrolled NOT SET
    }
}

?>

Upgrade

  • Replace the your_moodle/auth/mcae folder with the new version
  • Visit Site administration - Notifications page and follow the instructions
  • !!! If you update to version 2.9 you must rewrite templates! See configuration section.

Configuration

Template for cohort name

1 template per line.

In the template you may use any characters (except '{' and '}') and profile field values. To insert a profile field value, use {{ field_name }} tag.

An email fields have 4 variants:

  • {{ email.full }} - full email
  • {{ email.username }} - only username
  • {{ email.domain }} - only domain
  • {{ email.rootdomain }} - root domain

By default moodle provides this fields

{{ id }}, {{ auth }}, {{ confirmed }}, {{ policyagreed }}, {{ deleted }}, {{ suspended }}, {{ mnethostid }}, {{ username }}, {{ idnumber }}, {{ firstname }}, {{ lastname }}, {{ email.full }}, {{ email.username }}, {{ email.domain }}, {{ email.rootdomain }}, {{ emailstop }}, {{ icq }}, {{ skype }}, {{ yahoo }}, {{ aim }}, {{ msn }}, {{ phone1 }}, {{ phone2 }}, {{ institution }}, {{ department }}, {{ address }}, {{ city }}, {{ country }}, {{ lang }}, {{ calendartype }}, {{ theme }}, {{ timezone }}, {{ firstaccess }}, {{ lastaccess }}, {{ lastlogin }}, {{ currentlogin }}, {{ lastip }}, {{ secret }}, {{ picture }}, {{ url }}, {{ descriptionformat }}, {{ mailformat }}, {{ maildigest }}, {{ maildisplay }}, {{ autosubscribe }}, {{ trackforums }}, {{ timecreated }}, {{ timemodified }}, {{ trustbitmask }}, {{ imagealt }}, {{ lastnamephonetic }}, {{ firstnamephonetic }}, {{ middlename }}, {{ alternatename }}, {{ lastcourseaccess }}, {{ currentcourseaccess }}, {{ groupmember }}

Additional tags become available if you have some custom profile fields. For example if you create custom profile fields

  • checkboxtest - type Checkbox
  • datetimetest - type Date/Time
  • droptest - type Dropdown menu
  • textinputtext - type Text input
  • and textareatest - type Text area

You are able to use these tags: {{ profile.checkboxtest }}, {{ profile.datetimetest }}, {{ profile.droptest }}, {{ profile.textinputtext }}, {{ profile_field_checkboxtest }}, {{ profile_field_datetimetest }}, {{ profile_field_droptest }}, {{ profile_field_textareatest.text }}, {{ profile_field_textareatest.format }}, {{ profile_field_textinputtext }}

Note: Profile field templates are case sensitive. {{ username }} and {{ UserName }} are two different fields!

Split arguments: Synopsis: %split(fieldname|delimiter)

Returns multiple cohorts, each of which is formed by splitting field on boundaries formed by the delimiter.

Arguments:

  • fieldname - Profile field name. The same as tag, but without '{{' and '}}'
  • delimiter - The boundary string. 1 - 5 characters.

Example:

User John fills the custom profile field "Known languages" with the value "English, Spanish, Chinese"

Main template contains string "Language - %split(knownlanguage|, )"

John will be enrolled in 3 cohorts: Language - English, Language - Spanish and Language - Chinese

Replace empty field

If profile field is empty then it's replaced with this value.

Replacement array

You can change the cohort name after it's generation.

1 replacement per line, format - old value|new value

very long cohort name|shortname

Note: The name must not be longer than 100 characters or it will be truncated

Unenroll

Unenroll users from cohorts after profile change.

To use an unenroll feature:

  • Go to Plugins - Authentication - Autoenrol cohort and enable unenrol function
  • Go to yourmoodle/auth/mcae/convert.php and convert cohorts you want to "auth_mcae".

Convert only cohorts that are created by the "auth_mcae" module!

At yourmoodle/auth/mcae/convert.php page you may view, delete or convert cohorts into "manual" or "auth_mcae" mode.

Ignore users

List of users to ignore. Comma separated usernames.

admin,test,manager,teacher1,teacher2

Usage example

You have a custom profile fields "status" (student, teacher or admin) and "course".

You wnat to enrol many users into cohorts like "course - status" than enrol cohorts into courses.

At configuration page set:

Main template to {{ profile_field_course }} - {{ profile_field_status }}

Empty field text to none

Result:

  • When 1st course student logs in, he's enrolled in a cohort named "1 - student"
  • When 1st course teacher logs in, he's enrolled in a cohort named "1 - teacher"
  • When admin logins, he's enrolled in a cohort named "none - admin" (Course not set, status - admin)

To rename "none - admin" cohort to "Administration" you must set a replacement array field at the configuration page In our case: none - admin|Administrator

Result:

When admin logins, he's enrolled in a cohort named "Administrator"

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