[pmwiki-users] More on AuthUser
dominique.faure at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 17:50:33 CST 2006
On 3/4/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 12:02:02AM +0100, Dominique Faure wrote:
> > On 3/3/06, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 05:56:11PM +0100, Dominique Faure wrote:
> > > > > i.e. moving the prefix to the password option. But I know, it's maybe
> > > > > not what everyone wants anyway...
> > > >
> > > > Why not use the salt marker '$' as a password prefix to make
> > > > distinction between user, @group and $password despite that this could
> > > > provide headaches with PHP string handling?
> > >
> > > Not all PHP installations and configurations use '$' as the salt
> > > marker. (I suppose PmWiki could add it in those cases where PHP doesn't
> > > provide, and remove it on the other side.)
> > >
> > > Plus, it's totally not intuitive to people using ?action=attr to have
> > > to add '$' or 'pass:' in front of a string to tell PmWiki "this is
> > > a password".
> > >
> > That's but what they alredy did when they copy/paste the result of the
> > ?action=crypt, no?
> Ah, it's that nefarious "they" term. :-)
> ?action=crypt is generally for admins -- I wasn't really talking about
> admins. I'm talking about the authors who are using ?action=attr to
> set passwords on pages. Requiring an author to add "pass:" or a $ in
> front of a password in the ?action=attr form is probably not very good.
Oh, I'm in fact not a regular user of ?action=attr. Then why not
redesign (a bit) the ?action=attr form and provide three fields per
auth level (one for each kind of auth). This could make it also more
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