[pmwiki-users] Page still blank in edit mode

Petko Yotov 5ko at free.fr
Mon Aug 20 16:39:30 CDT 2007

On Monday 20 August 2007, Dawa wrote:
> I've installed new pmwiki and configured one by one the lines of the
> config.php It appears that UserAuth cause problems !
> I checked on the site and there is UserAuth2 because the 1 is too buggy
> !ù*$$*ù I tried to install UserAuth2 and it doesn't work, it cause a
> 'failed start session_start'
> Shit!

Check the documentation of your hosting provider about "PHP sessions". On some 
of them (for example Free.fr and Online.net) you need to create a 
directory "/sessions" at the root of your website. Find it and read it, it 
may be this simple.

Or, a failed session_start may be if you have blank spaces after a "?>" PHP 
closing tag in some config file. It is better not to have such marker at all.

Sessions need to work, with them PmWiki stores user authentification details.

> I fed up with all this things ... I tired to waste my time
> AuthUser is too complicated, no easy form page.
> Is there a Simple User Management for pmwiki ???????????????????
> A nowdays User management with profile, etc ... with no headeck and
> wasting time for install and configure.

I also recommend Dominique Faure's HtpasswordForm[1] as very good and 
easy/simple to use. But you will probably need to fix that session_start 
problem for it to work too.


[1] http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/HtpasswdForm

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