[pmwiki-users] Question about (:if expr auth admin:)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Sep 20 20:11:49 CDT 2005

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 04:50:39PM -0700, Christopher Dant wrote:
> > I'm quite willing to develop a "form-based user-management solution"
> > that works with authuser.php; I just need some idea of what 
> > the interface should look like and what features it needs to support.
> > 
> > (None of my sites require user-based authentication, so I 
> > can't really design a solution for this based on my own 
> > needs.  Hearing from others about this would be a big help.)
> > 
> > Pm
> For the two wikis that I manage, I am looking for these two aspects of a
> 'solution':
> a. access rights based on groups (the ability to grant each user access
> rights to specified groups, with a default for the entire wiki)

By "groups" here are you referring to "groups of pages" (i.e., WikiGroups)
or "groups of authors"?  authuser.php already has the ability
to control access to WikiGroups by individual users.

> b. web-based management panel to remove the need to hand-edit
> local/config.php or a passwd-formatted text file

What features does the web-based management panel need?
Is it an "admin-only" interface, or do visitors need the ability
to use it as well (e.g., to create accounts, recover lost passwords,


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