[pmwiki-users] Bizarre AuthUser Behavior?

Dominique Faure dominique.faure at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 11:05:02 CDT 2006

On 8/29/06, Michael Gleicher <gleicher at cs.wisc.edu> wrote:
> OK - there is probably a logical explanation for this...
> I have a Wiki that works great using AuthUser and a local password file.
>         http://www.cs.wisc.edu/graphics/Wiki
> I made another Wiki on the same server.
>         http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~cs559-1/Wiki/
> A totally new install. Downloaded a new tarball, ran through the steps
> of editing config.php and getting some favorite recipes.
> It seems to be OK, except:
> If I try to log into it, it doesn't recognize any users. There are names
> in the .htpasswd file.
> OK, I probably messed something up - but there isn't that much to mess up.
> What's wierder: if I log into my first Wiki and then go to my second
> Wiki, it thinks that I'm logged in and lets me edit.
> This happens even if I log into the first Wiki as a user that doesn't
> have access to the second Wiki.
> So, anyone who can log in to the first Wiki is logged into the second
> Wiki. But no one can log into the second Wiki.
> So, I was hoping someone could help me:
> 1) with some tips on figuring out why I can't log in to the second Wiki
> 2) understanding why the 2 wikis are coupled - even though there is
> nothing in config.php that mentions the other.
> 3) have different sets of authorized users on each different Wiki (if
> this isn't possible, I'd just like to know that)

Since your wikis are both hosted on the same domain (www.cs.wisc.edu),
you should set the $CookiePrefix variable in your config.php to a
wiki-specific value in order to stop any wiki coupling thru the auth


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