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QuickStartForAuthUser

Summary: Just a quick guide for people to set up AuthUser to lock down their site.
Version: 1.0
Prerequisites: pmwiki
Status:beta
Maintainer: XES
License: CC0
Users: +2 (View / Edit)
Categories: Uncategorized

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Description

A quick way to lock down your wiki but still allow authenticated users to edit your website.

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Quick start for AuthUser authentication in PmWiki

This is a quick guide to using the AuthUser system in PmWiki. We will create a group of admins for the website, starting with only one admin (yourname).

For more documentation: See http://pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/AuthUser

  • Temporarily protect the admin functions of your wiki by adding an admin password to PmWiki. This won't be permanent. Add this to config.php:
    $DefaultPasswords['admin'] = crypt('itsmytemporarysecret');

For versions prior to 2.2.0-beta58 do the following:

  1. Edit the Site/AuthUser page's visibility by going to http://yourwiki.com/pmwiki.php?n=Site/AuthUser&action=attr then put "@admins" in the "read" field.
  2. Edit your Site/AuthUser page and add yourself to the page as an admin:
    @admins: yourname
  3. Now you can add your password to the page also:
    yourname: (:encrypt YourPassword:)
  4. It will save an encrypted version of the password on the page, but no one can read it because you blocked the reading of the page already.

For version 2.2.0-beta58 and later do the following:

  1. Edit the SiteAdmin/AuthUser page's visibility by going to http://yourwiki.com/pmwiki.php?n=SiteAdmin/AuthUser&action=attr then put "@admins" in the "read" field.
  2. Edit your Site/AuthUser page and add yourself to the page as an admin:
    @admins: yourname
  3. Now you can add your password to the page also:
    yourname: (:encrypt YourPassword:)
  4. Now that you can now login as an admin you can turn the AuthUser system on. Add this to config.php:
    include_once("$FarmD/scripts/authuser.php");
  5. Then you need to change the admin password for the system to allow @admins group members to administer the site. Add this to config.php:
    $DefaultPasswords['admin'] = '@admins';
  6. And a line to make it so that only people with an id/username can edit the site:
    $DefaultPasswords['edit'] = 'id:*';
  7. That is enough to lock the system down and get you started with AuthUser. The admin can assign usernames and passwords by using:
    username: (:encrypt UserPassword:)
  8. And new admin users can be assigned to the @admins group by any current admin by adding their name to the list:
    @admins: yourname,username

Once this is done, you may add normal users by adding their username/password to the page, but do NOT add them to the @admins group. You may create other user groups and group users under them at any time. You may choose another name for admins such as @moderators to administrate the system by following the same directions and changing the group name with admin permissions in config.php.

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