[pmwiki-users] authid vs AuthPw

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Aug 10 14:05:21 CDT 2006

On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 01:32:53PM -0500, JB wrote:
> Can someone explain the difference between these
> two variables?  (They are case sensitive).
> (if: ! authid:)
> (:if ! enabled AuthPw:)

(:if authid:) asks the question "Has this person been 
authenticated (by AuthUser)?"

(:if enabled AuthPw:) asks the question "Has the person entered
any passwords yet?"

The difference is that it's possible for someone to enter
a password (e.g., an admin password or to access a password-protected
page) without authenticating as a specific identity.


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