[pmwiki-users] Rethinking passwords and authorization

Neil Herber nospam at eton.ca
Mon Oct 9 21:31:46 CDT 2006

At 2006-10-09  06:02 PM -0400, Ryan R. Varick is rumored to have said:
>I've always kind of wondered why the syntax is as the way it is
>anyway.  I certainly think it would be more intuitive if there were a
>set of common prefixes, like
>   password:quick
>   user:alice (or id:alice, if that's preferred)
>   group:authors

This makes much more sense to me than the current "id:"  "@" and 
nothing prefixes.


are short and directly identifiable.

Something like:

gp: Alpha -id:Fred +pw:zebra

would mean the Alpha group, except for Fred, plus anyone who knows 
the password zebra.

Neil Herber
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