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New Authentication section of the docs. #3751

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commented Mar 14, 2017

I pulled in this doc https://galaxyproject.org/develop/authentication/ which was very dated and somewhat incorrect and I filled it out with more details, updated configuration information, and a whole new section on the authentication framework. I also pulled in this doc https://galaxyproject.org/admin/user-accounts/ which was pretty good and I left it largely unchanged.

Builds on #3738 by @martenson.

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modify our docs in preparation for restructuring
start moving admin content from old wiki
## Remote User Authentication

If Galaxy is deployed with either nginx or Apache serving as a front-end proxy for Galaxy requests, they can be configured
to authenticate users and pass this authentication information along to Galaxy using the HTTP remote user mechanism.(See, for

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Missing space after the period. May also want to remove the parentheses.


### Changing email address

If activated user changes email address in user settings his/her account will be deactivated. A new activation link will be sent and user is required to visit it to activate the account again.

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If an activated user changes email address in user settings, his/her account will be deactivated. A new activation link will be sent and the user will have to visit it to activate the account again.

New Authentication section of the docs.
I pulled in this doc https://galaxyproject.org/develop/authentication/ which was very dated and somewhat incorrect and I filled it out with more details, updated configuration information, and a whole new section on the authentication framework. I also pulled in this doc https://galaxyproject.org/admin/user-accounts/ which was pretty good and I left it largely unchanged.

Rebased to fix index inclusion and with edits suggested by 🦅👀.

@jmchilton jmchilton force-pushed the jmchilton:auth_docs branch from 4175e75 to d505fcf Mar 14, 2017

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commented Mar 14, 2017

@nsoranzo I think I included your two requested edits. I also included an index link I forgot to git add previously.

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