[pmwiki-users] Re: UserAuth
dausha at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 11:10:02 CDT 2005
> Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 16:10:48 +0100
> From: "Rob Fisher" <Rob at robfisher.freeserve.co.uk>
> Subject: [pmwiki-users] UserAuth
> To: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
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> I'm trying to add user authentication to my public wiki, so that guests
> can read the pages, but only I can edit them.
> I have successfully installed the UserAuth recipe, and have created the
> .htpasswd file which contains my user name and password. When I try to
> edit a page I get prompted for my username and password, which are
> successfully processed. So far so good!
> I now want to make the system a little more sophisticated so that the Edit
> (History and Upload) links are only visible once a user is logged in. It
Look at the CMS recipes. There is one designed to work with UserAuth that
works perfectly in that context. (See http://www.gmtoolbox.org/Espace;
would also be nice to add a specific Login link, and even better to have
> one that automatically changed to Logout if the user was already logged
> in. I must admit that as a newcomer to PmWiki I am finding the help in
> the cookbook rather hard to follow.
UserAuth does this. There is a specific link you may add to the Skin.
Here come the questions...!
> 1) There seem to be two recipes that handle user authentication...
> UserAuth and AuthUser. What is the difference? Which is more newbie
AuthUser is meant to be the de facto user authentication for PmWiki.
UserAuth is an order authentication system recipe that is fairly popular. I
mostly use UserAuth but do also use AuthUser in a couple of sites I manage.
2) Using UserAuth-Admintool I see the users that I defined, but any
> alterations that I make causes the error... "Notice: userauth htpasswd
> file is not writable in..." What access rights need to be assigned to
> .htpassword? (At present it is 644 -rw-r--r--)
chmod 666 .htpassword
3) The skin that I am using is Simple. This defines the Edit link in the
> simple.tmpl file. Could someone give me a pointer as to how I can use
> conditional formatting (ie hide the edit link) based upon the current
> users. It confuses me as the HTML seems to be outside the scope of
> PmWiki's conditional markup.
> The site URL is http://www.robfisher.info/Wolf
> The username and password are both set to 'test' (without the quotes)
> Thanks for any assistance you can give. This group has already been very
> kind, welcoming and helpful :)
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