Logging and Privacy
The Matterhorn User-Tracking service stores actions of the users in the engage player within the database. This data is used for the footprint feature below the player and for the optional Analytics component.
The settings for logging can be changed in the file:
The following options are available:
org.opencastproject.usertracking.log.ipIP-addresses will no longer be logged if this is set to false. Turning this of is needed in some contries, especially Germany, if you don't have a permission from the user to store this data. Footprints will still work with this feature set to false! Default is true.
org.opencastproject.usertracking.log.userUser login names will no longer be tracked if this is set to false. Turning this of is probably needed in most countries, espacially if IP-logging is still active too. Footprints will still work if this is set to false! Default is true.
org.opencastproject.usertracking.log.sessionBrowser session-IDs will no longer be tracked is this is set to false. This is just for the completness to prevent any user related data. So far there is no known reason to turn this of. Footprints will still work if this is set to false! Default is true.
So if you want to use the footprint features but don't want to store any user specific data you can turn the logging of IP, username and session-ID off, without any problems. Analytics will probably not work then.