Drupal 7x:SpringNet Configure Network

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First we need to set the network details for the node.

From the SpringNet configuration page, select the network tag.


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Enter the springname of your node -- This is the name you chose when requesting to join the network and is the name that makes up your unique address and provides an indication of who is running the node (like your website domain name). For the purposes of demonstration the organisation is Example Org and we've called the node egorg, so in the text box I have entered egorg. However, enter your own details in the text box.


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Enter the hostname of your node. This is the domain of your Drupal site (without the http or https scheme). It should have been filled in automatically but just double check it. For the purposes of demonstration the site is located at http://example.care-connections.org so in the text box I have example.care-connections.org automatically filled in. Since your node is running off the back of a website, the primary node for your network uses this address to register you as using web service layer, enabling other nodes to know how to talk to you.


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Next enter the GeoNetwork you are registering with, which is the same as the one you requested to join. For the purposes of demonstration the GeoNetwork is for East Sussex (which is currently the only network online). The East Sussex network is represented by the name esusx so I enter esusx into the text box. Next click on Lookup which will resolve the details for the primary hub of the network from our server.


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Once resolved, the correct information for the primary hub is filled into the boxes and you're given your URI on the network. Note you are located at spring://Springname.GeoNetwork.uk so for the demonstration the URI is spring://egorg.esusx.uk. This is the address that other nodes on the network will use to find you and contact you. Don't try to point to it in the browser, you need to use network hubs to resolve nodes (and we don't have a browser plugin yet).


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Finally you need to enter the validation token that was supplied with your joining email. The validation token acts as a filter, allowing only users who have requested a registration and been provided with a token otherwise anyone could join at any point and the network would become unmaintainable (especially at this stage of development!).


Click on Save configuration and head to the next stage of generating your certificate.

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