Prerequisites

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General Prerequisites

This document applies to Joomdle Release 0.23.

Before installing Joomdle ensure you have installed and configured the following:

  • Joomla 1.5.x
  • Moodle 1.9.x
  • XML-RPC for PHP

Joomla! Prerequisites

Once Joomla 1.5.x is installed and running correctly, you will need to activate Joomla's web services.  This can be done through Site -> Global System Configuration, System Tab, System Configuration.

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Moodle Prerequisites

If you are installing Moodle for the first time, it will check for the existence of the PHP extension XML-RPC.  Please ensure it is installed.

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PHP Prerequisites

If you have already installed Moodle you will need to ensure that XML-RPC is installed, you can check by using PHP Info found in the Joomla backend under Help / System Info / PHP Information.

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Moodle Configuration

Once Moodle has been installed, a number of options must be configured:

Networking/Settings

Activate Networking:

Administration Menu → Networking → Settings
Networking: On

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Add Joomla server IP to the list of XML-RPC trusted hosts

Administration Menu → Networking → XML-RPC hosts
If it is the same server: 127.0.0.1/32
If you are working on a hosted site, it may be necessary to add its public IP address

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Activate Moodle Network Authentication in Authentication Plugins

Administration Menu → Users → Authentication → Manage  authentication

Enable Moodle Network authentication
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To enable Auto Add Remote Users enter Settings and select "Yes"

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Allow visitors to enter Moodle courses directly.

If we want guest to enter directly to Moodle courses available for them, we actiavte auto-login for guests:
Administration Menu → Users → Permissions → User Policies
Activar Auto-login guests

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