[pmwiki-users] AuthUser/mySQL Feature (prefer alternative) . . .
dausha at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 11:23:44 CST 2006
On 1/11/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 10:57:11AM -0600, Ben Wilson wrote:
> > I knew that groups were created via the Site.AuthUser, but I am
> > hoping for something a little more direct. The organization I support
> > has limited techincal skills, and the Site.AU page has already
> > intimidated them.
> Perhaps simplify the Site.AuthUser page ... ? Get rid of all of
> the descriptive text and other examples and leave it with just the
> group specifications (and possibly a paragraph explaining how
> to add the group specifications).
> Also, you could put all of the group memberships at the top of the
> page, and then have a marker that says "don't edit below here unless
> you know what you're doing", as in:
> @admin: User2
> @editor: User3
> ==== don't edit below here ====
I should give that a try and see if they buy off on it. Although, I
can almost guarantee their response will be along the lines of "why
can't I just do this all in one place?" Using Site.AU requires
accessing "?action=crypt" and then editing a page. Having the recipe
helps cut the steps. If groups could be administered via it as well
(i.e., have a user and list his groups after his name), then it would
virtually be one-stop shopping.
> > What I'm thinking is the admin would only have to say "admin" or
> > "editor," and the recipe would know to append '@'.
> And put it *where*? I'd be leery of any recipe automatically
> modifying the Site.AuthUser page itself.
I agree with your leeriness. If there were to be a recipe, I would
think it preferable to edit only the .htpasswd file. The UserAuth
recipe has "user:passwd:perms," so I would think "user:passwd:groups"
would be a similar way of doing this in AuthUser:htpasswd
" Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur"
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