[Pmwiki-users] PmWiki password puzzle

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud
Thu Aug 26 06:36:55 CDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 01:48:53PM +1200, John Rankin wrote:
> Alternatively...
> How can I set the read password in the GroupAttributes page to be 
> an array of pass1,pass2? Entering pass1,pass2 makes the password 
> 'pass1,pass2'.

I'm developing this for PmWiki 2, then planning to backport the code
into 1.0.  The passwords page will probably not only allow an array of 
passwords, but also allow authorizations by author name:

read   pass1 pass2 user:jr,pm,scott
edit   user:jr,scott
attr   user:scott

This becomes easier if I assume that passwords do not have spaces
in them (i.e., the individual passwords are separated on spaces).  
Does anyone think it's important to allow spaces in passwords 
(i.e., pass phrases)?

> This appears to be a simple change to the BasicAuth function, 
> that perhaps could be configurable.

It is, and since BasicAuth is pluggable anyway the feature can be
provided as a Cookbook module (or, more likely, in the distribution itself).


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