Cron settings

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.5. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Cron settings.

  • Cron settings

Cron with OS:

Location: Site administration >Security > Site Policies

Moodle has two settings where the site administrator can have some control of how the Moodle cron process is triggered. This is done from the Site Policies link.

Cron settings in Site Policies

Cron from Command Line Interface only

The cronclionly setting will stop the browser URL Moodle cron process trigger. For example, the site administrator or others running http:demo.moodle.net/admin/cron.php from their web browser.

TIP: It is a bit misleading to use the term CLI (command line interface). It does not mean that you have to be sitting at a shell account entering the command. It does mean it you must invoke cron.php through any set of batch or script files. This can be especially frustrating for those not used to scripting via the operating system.

See the template on the right for assistance with how to create scripts in different operating systems.

Cron password

The cron process can be protected by a password with the cronremotepassword setting.

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