Petter Reinholdtsen

Changing the default Iceweasel start page in Debian Edu/Squeeze
10th January 2012

In the Squeeze version of Debian Edu / Skolelinux soon to be released, users of the system will get their default browser start page set from LDAP, allowing the system administrator to point all users to the school web page by updating one setting in LDAP. In addition to setting the default start page when a machine boots, users are shown the same page as a welcome page when they log in for the first time.

The LDAP object dc=skole,dc=skolelinux,dc=no have an attribute labeledURI with "http://www/ LDAP for Debian Edu/Skolelinux" as the default content. By changing this value to another URL, all users get to see the page behind this new URL.

An easy way to update it is by using the ldapvi tool. It can be called as "ldapvi -ZD '(cn=admin)'' to update LDAP with the new setting.

We have written the code to adjust the default start page and show the welcome page, and I wonder if there is an easier way to do this from within Iceweasel instead.

Tags: debian edu, english, web.

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