[pmwiki-users] problem for password-less wiki forms
sergio.andreozzi at cnaf.infn.it
Thu Oct 13 17:56:59 CDT 2005
Neil Herber wrote:
> At 2005-10-13 08:21 PM +0200, Sergio Andreozzi is rumored to have said:
>> I tried to remove password need for the whole Wish group by means of
>> Wish.GroupAttributes?action=attr form (clear for edit and read, and
>> password for attr and upload).
>> Unfortunately it does not work. Any clue?
> You probably need to enter "nopass" rather than "clear" in the password
> attributes for the group. This assumes that you have a site-wide
> password already in place.
ok, thanks, it worked out.
I was misled by the documentation. In the individual pages paragraph
they say about 'clear', in the following paragraph (group related) there
is no explicit info. The 'nopass' is mentioned at the end. Maybe it
would be better to change the group-related paragraph by putting either
a forward reference or mentioning the password.
"To set a password on an individual wiki page, add ?action=attr to the
page's URL (address) to access its attributes. Using the small form on
the attributes page, you can set or clear the read, edit, or attr
passwords on the page. In the form you enter the passwords as cleartext;
PmWiki encrypts them for you automatically when it stores them. Leaving
a field blank will leave the attribute unchanged. To clear an attribute
(delete password), enter the word 'clear'.
To set a password on a wiki group is slightly more difficult--you just
set the passwords on a special page in each group called
"GroupAttributes". First, you can get to the attributes page for
GroupAttributes by entering a URL (address) like
Then, using the small form on the attributes page, you can set or clear
the read, edit, or attr passwords for the entire group. In the form you
enter the passwords as cleartext; PmWiki encrypts them for you
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