parents/contacts group

Asked by Richard Bychowski on 2015-07-31

Now that SchoolTool has the parent access feature, I am curious why parents/contacts is not a default group in SchoolTool? Can the parents authenticate against an LDAP directory the same as other users?

Question information

English Edit question
SchoolTool Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Tom Hoffman
Last query:
Last reply:
Richard Bychowski (bychowski) said : #1

Let me rephrase the question. Based on the documentation here:

The parent contact user is created through a form, and apparently the creation and linking process are simultaneous. What I need to know is if I can create parents as users in a contact group, and then link (or unlink) them to students as needed.

I'd investigate this myself, but we're having problems with authentication, and I'm trying to get that straightened out also.


Best Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #2

Hi Richard,

Membership in the teacher or student default group does surprisingly little in SchoolTool (all the important permissions for students/teachers come from section membership), so yes, we could make a Contacts default group, but it would have no practical significance.

You could just make parent users and put them in a group you defined. The only real issue is that you would have to establish the contact relationship from the student's page, since the system assumes you're doing it that way (selecting the non-student from the student view rather than selecting a student from the non-student view).

Richard Bychowski (bychowski) said : #3

Thanks Tom Hoffman, that solved my question.