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Sakai Courseware Management by Michael Korcuska, Alan Mark Berg

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Basic concepts

To communicate fully with the community requires an understanding of a number of basic concepts and the associated terminology. These are based on the specific technologies used and the Sakai way of doing things. The concepts and terminology are explained in this section.

Internal ID

The first concept is the difference between a user's name, the user's account, and an internal ID. You will come across the internal ID often if you manage users and sites. In the previous screen grab of the User tool, the tool the administrator uses for resetting passwords or changing email addresses, the tool displays the user's internal ID at the bottom.

The internal ID is a randomly generated string that is very unlikely to be repeated (perhaps once ...

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