Summary: user-based authorization
Created: 2004-08-27 06:20
Priority: 55555 55555 55555 55554 4421
Description: Many sites would like to have authentication by user instead of by shared passwords (as PmWiki does now by default).
And quite nicely too. I would like to see the 'official' specification extended in two ways:
Urmil: I wrote a wrapper code that handles authorization and disables edit/post/... actions if the user is not authorized. The script is simple (and to be ported for PmWiki2), but doesn't support page / group wise restrictions. Please keep this in mind if you write authorization script.
Also, it will be good if there is an option to use username / password from Apache style .htpasswd file.
I use HTTP-Authentication for user management on some PmWiki wikis that run on Apache servers. I wrote a Quick Step Guide with instructions on how to setup authentication using .htaccess / .htpasswd. It's easy once you get the hang of it.
Author tracking is enforced by the following line in the (PmWiki ver. 1) local configuration file.
if (@$_SERVER['REMOTE_USER']) $Author=$_SERVER['REMOTE_USER'];
I use the SiteAdmin.AuthUser page to create user accounts at my wiki. Now, I have three on there now (big site, really). Two I created some time ago (like 2 years ago, or something) that are functioning correctly, but a third that I've recently created, and I can't get this guy working. I have entered and re-entered various times, the same as for the others:
# username (:encrypt somepassword :)
and the guy can't get in with the assigned username and password.
I am confused by this.
This site is running pmwiki-2.2.27 (VersionNum=2002027).
tonybaldwin September 24, 2011, at 02:36 PM
It is not
Yes, sir, you are correct, and I regret neglecting the : here, but I do have that on my site with the colon. tonybaldwin September 25, 2011, at 10:53 AM