Changes between Version 12 and Version 13 of ClientSetupWinSix


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Jun 16, 2008, 11:35:05 AM (13 years ago)
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davea
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  • ClientSetupWinSix

    v12 v13  
    1919 * Simplified installer interface
    2020
    21 === Multi-user protection policy ===
    22 
    23 The installer offers two protection modes:
    24 
    25  * '''Public''': all users on the host can control BOINC (i.e. attach/detach projects) using the BOINC Manager.
    26  * '''Private''': The only users who can control BOINC are: the installing user; administrator; members of the 'boinc_users' group.  When other users run the BOINC Manager, they'll get a dialog saying to contact the administrator to add them to the 'boinc_users' group.
    27 
    2821== Account-based sandboxing ==
    2922
    3023The installer offers two security modes:
    3124
    32  * '''Secure''': the BOINC client and applications run under unprivileged accounts.  The client runs as a service (this is necessary because Windows lacks a "setuid" feature; running a program as a different user requires storing the password of that user, which we don't want to do).
     25'''Secure''': the BOINC client and applications run under unprivileged accounts.
     26The client runs as a service
     27(this is necessary because Windows lacks a "setuid" feature;
     28running a program as a different user requires storing the password of that user,
     29which we don't want to do).
    3330
    34  * '''Graphics compatible''': the client and applications run under the account the user who logged into the system.  This allows users to see graphics from older as well as newer science applications, or projects with long running tasks which won't complete for a while.  The client does not run as service (otherwise graphics wouldn't work).  This option is available only with the Private protection policy.
     31'''Graphics compatible''': the client and applications run under the account the logged-in user.
     32This allows users to see graphics from older as well as newer science applications,
     33or projects with long running tasks which won't complete for a while.
     34The client does not run as service (otherwise graphics wouldn't work).
     35With this option, only the installing user and members of the Administrators group
     36can control BOINC (i.e. attach/detach projects).
    3537
    3638The advantages of Secure mode are:
     
    4547
    4648In graphics compatible mode, the BOINC Manager is launched when the installing user logs on (a shortcut to it is in the user's Startup folder).  The Manager in turn launches the BOINC client.
     49
     50=== Access control modes ===
     51
     52With Secure installs, the installer offers two access-control modes:
     53
     54'''Public''': all users can control BOINC.
     55
     56'''Private''': The only users who can control BOINC are: the installing user,
     57members of the Administrator group, and members of the 'boinc_users' group.
     58When other users run the BOINC Manager,
     59they'll get a dialog saying to contact the administrator to add them to the 'boinc_users' group.
    4760
    4861== Separation of executable and data files ==