[pmwiki-users] Public/private wiki pages (was: PmWiki group)
nospam at eton.ca
Wed Apr 6 06:17:21 CDT 2005
At 2005-04-06 09:40 AM +0200, chr at home.se is rumored to have said:
>Could this strategy help with keeping one part of the wiki "public" and
>the rest "private"? This goes back to the desire of letting certain
>customers and consultants access only certain pages.
>I've no experience with fields, but what if I created a "public" field and
>then used the code above to let that field see "private" pages?
I think you can do most of what you want with groups and group-level read
passwords. I use a farm with fields to isolate completely different
clients. For example, FieldA for client A, FieldB for client B, and so on.
Within a field, I use groups to isolate pages from client groups. For
example, FinanceGroup, AdminGroup, SalesGroup. I use read passwords to
control access to the groups (if needed).
The only problem with this scheme is that out-of-the-box, PmWiki leaks
information about private groups via the search and pagelist directives. In
some cases this is not a problem. Where you need complete privacy, you can
easily add some lines to local config to protect the private groups. (I
don't have those lines handy right now ... sorry!)
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