[pmwiki-users] Re: pmwiki-2.0.beta29 out, needs testers and feedback
chr at home.se
chr at home.se
Tue Apr 12 02:00:33 CDT 2005
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
Just some minor coments/suggestions:
> Multiple passwords (separated by spaces) can now be set on pages and groups,
> thus entering "one two" for an edit password will means that either "one" or
> "two" will be accepted. Because of this, passwords cannot contain
> spaces (I hope this won't be a major loss -- let me know if it will).
What are the actual restrictions on the passwords? Any character but
space? If commas aren't allowed, maybe "one,two" could be useful for
> There is an (:if auth ...:) conditional markup available for
> processing depending on the current authorizations in effect. For
> example, one can create a bullet list with
> At present the only supported form of authentication is to make use of
> whatever is provided by the webserver in the REMOTE_USER variable
> (usually achieved with .htaccess/.htpasswd files -- more on this below),
I use .htaccess/.htpasswd/.htgroup to control access through the group
that the user belongs to. Is there some variable like REMOTE_GROUP? Here's
an example of a .htaccess file that I use:
AuthName "Development server"
Require group Internal
> But, assuming there's already some mechanism in place for identifying
> and authenticating someone, pages can specify a password field of
> "id:xyz", which means to allow only user "xyz" the specified access.
Perhaps this could be extended to allow a field with "group:Internal"?
Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44 http://www.md.kth.se/~chr
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