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Can codidact be used separately from the codidact network with custom local user management?

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I am a research assistant at a technical university and have been tasked by our chair to find a software to host our internal Q&As on.

My collegues and I have been doing small code snippets and lengthy calculations and made frequent use of the stack exchange network, so it felt natural to us to use their product or a similarly structured software like codidact.

However, we ran into some issues with stack exchange for teams, as our university mandates, that we use only self/locally hosted solutions. With this requirement, we are not elegible for the discouted stack exchange price, which they offer for educational purposes.

I have been setting up a codidact testing environment on my machine, and I noticed only after completing the setup, that while the site is running locally, the user management is not. I would rather reuse our own existing authentication and credentials framework.

So my question is this: Can codidact (when locally hosted) be used separately from the codidact network with our own user management?

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Hi! Developer here. When you say the user management is not running locally, what do you mean? Users ... (1 comment)
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Yes, you can.

Usually, when people uses my product I become happy. If you just clone the git repository than I will say to put your website under CC BY 3.0 (your site is copy-paste of our code) or CC BY SA 3.0. I have some suggestion (it may not be for you either).

I have recently seen a person who were trying to host his own site using "our" code. As far as I know, that person don't have much more idea of ruby-on-rails and mysql. Although, he was trying to build a site with our code. Whenever he faces problem he must come to us cause he doesn't have idea of ruby-on-rails.

Sometimes, you may ask that page A isn't working properly in your site but, it's working here; How can I fix that? Literally, we don't have any idea what you are doing with your code (our code in your system). For that reason, whenever asking question in Collab remember to show us your code.

ruby-on-rails is much more harder than people thinks. Once of my friend in CD said,"After QPixel, I have really hated Ruby. Being a JavaScript developer is a miracle." He was referring to ruby-on-rails rather than ruby. If you don't have any experience with ruby-on-rails than don't use QPixel.

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Comments on Can codidact be used separately from the codidact network with custom local user management?

That sounds like a reasonable assessment of my situation and I value your advice. To make sure I unde...
mw88‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

That sounds like a reasonable assessment of my situation and I value your advice. To make sure I understood you correctly, there is currently no working implementation for what I asked, but under the conditions of codidact's license you suggest I can make my own fork, right?

deleted user wrote about 1 year ago:

Yes! When you completely build your own web then if you want you can add license to right bottom or wherever you want. Any content in that site can be under CC-BY SA 4.0...

Monica Cellio‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

I don't think this is correct. As another answer says, the user-authentication system isn't tied to the Codidact network; you can set up your own, just as the users on our test server are separate from this network. While the Codidact team can't commit to debugging every problem that comes up, we are interested in having other people use our platform and we set up the Collab community as a place for people to bring those kinds of questions. Can't promise results but we do want to help.

mw88‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

Thank you Monica Cellino for the added insight. I will have a look on the Collab community and discuss things with our own technical staff.