[pmwiki-users] Update pmwiki using perl scripts

christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 07:06:45 CST 2006

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 10:58:37AM +0530, Ginil Gharat wrote:
> > =userid?authpw=password but again without success and which makes sense to
> > me as this page is using POST method and *not* get method. The surprising
> > part is even when I am sending `hidden` values to this form (html) it fails
> > to get the values and authenticate the user.
> Just for the record (and this probably deserves a cookbook or
> documentation page somewhere)...

I'd be happy to start such a page, any idea on a suitable name? Perhaps 
something containing "API", e.g. PmWiki.API or PmWiki.API-Editing.

> In order to post an update to a page, the client (browser or script)
> has to send at least the following fields:
>     n=Group.PageName
>     action=edit
>     text=text to be posted
>     post=1
> and if additional authorization is needed to write the page, 
> also send
>     authpw=password
>     authid=username    
> (PHP sessions that are already authorized for editing don't 
> need to re-send the authpw and authid fields, but they do have to
> send the session cookie.)

Is it enough to send 'authpw=...' and 'authid=...' when using Apache basic 
access, or is that a separate issue?


Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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