[pmwiki-users] How to restrict auth to secure connections

Daniel Rubin Daniel.Frederik.Rubin at scai.fraunhofer.de
Tue Aug 22 04:53:09 CDT 2006

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 12:41:11PM +0100, Ian Barton wrote:
>>  I'd like to restrict authentication to my wiki such that
>>>  * login is only permitted from connections via https or from
>>>    the local network
>>>  * the authentication form is also only shown under these
>>>    circumstances.
>>Is there a particular reason that you can't make the whole site https 
>>only? I am setting up a site where I need part of the site to be 
>>accessible only to authorised users via https. After a few experiments I 
>>decided it was simpler to make the whole site https only.
> It is far simpler and safer to make the site https only, but it can 
> also be a lot more expensive on the server.
> Pm

Good thoughts.  The main motivation to keep the plain http access is to 
have the feel of a more "public" site (for readers).
But you're right: If there's no really _simple_ solution to block out 
undesired authorization, I'll probably restrict the whole thing to 
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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