I work in IT at Georgia Tech, and one of our Literature faculty has expressed interest in using Annotation Studio in an upcoming class. There are two reasons that she might want to use a local instance rather than the MIT hosted instance: integration with GT’s account and course system (so students avoid dealing with a separate login) and limiting coursework and any other student info to machines under GT’s control. Before we embark on a project to install our own instance, I wonder if there’s been any consideration of federated identity (via SAML or Shibboleth) so that institutional accounts could be used for the MIT-hosted instance. I’m guessing that may be some time in the future, if ever, but I thought I’d ask.
In anticipation that we may need to host an instance, I’ve been working slowly working my way through installation. I’m to the point where I have the data store and the rails application working – at least to the point where I can log into the rails all, see the example doc, etc. But when I load the example document I see the message “Sorry we could not search the store for annotations”.
I see in another thread [ Sorry we could not seach the store for annotations ] mention of the same problem. The suggestion there was to check for a mismatch in credentials between the data store API and the rails app. I’ve checked these in the following cases (I haven’t changed them from the defaults):
So these appear to be the same. I also verified that the api is running and accessible on port 3000 by using telnet.
I’m not sure if I’m overlooking something very basic, or where to look next. I’d be grateful for any pointers. Thanks!