Libki is a Computer Kiosk Management System available as Free Open Source Software.
Libki is a Computer Kiosk Management system. Libki is used to allow time limited access to computers on a network.
Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more!
It consists of two parts, the Libki Server, and the Libki Client.
The Libki server utilizes a web-based administration system that can be accessed from any networked pc.
From the administration menu one can create and delete users, change the amount of time left on an account, send or leave a message for a user, log out and/or ban users, and see which client computers are available and which are currently being used.
All system-wide settings are also set from the administration system, including the default daily minutes, the maximum length of a session pause, and the set of client name filters.
The Libki client runs on both Microsoft Windows and Linux computers running the KDE, Gnome, or XFCE desktops environments*.
The Libki client features a counter to let the user know how many minutes are left, the ability to pause the session, and the ability to log off early. Any unused minutes can be used at any other computer running the Libki client.* No other desktops have been tested, but Libki should work with all Linux desktop environments.