[pmwiki-users] User Registration/Login?
ben at interdependentweb.com
Fri Aug 31 08:50:50 CDT 2007
Kathryn Andersen replied to Mike Shanley:
>> I know that there are a couple of ways to set up a user system
>> (AuthUser, UserAuth), but I haven't found a way to allow users to
>> register themselves... And I'm sure there has to be more than a few
>> people who want THAT feature.
>> Also, I would like to set things up so that in one of my groups, users
>> can only edit pages they have created.
> I know this issue has come up before on this list, but I can't remember
> when, or how it was solved.
Well, the good news is, ZAP can do all of that and more. The bad news
is, ZAP is not currently being actively maintained, and its
documentation can be confusing unless you already know what it means to
say. But I can attest that ZAP does work, and works very well, once you
get the hang of it.
For example, http://www.territorytellers.org/Membership/Join is a
registration form that uses ZAP. Use ?action=source to see the code. I
deny responsibility for the graphic design of the site. I am planning
to generalize this site to a ZAP-CMS bundle that will be posted in the
Cookbook, but I can't say just when it will be available.
Restricting the editing of a page to the person who created it can be
done a couple of ways. I use DataQuery and DataPlates on my sites, so
every group has its own EditForm, and a (:if equal $AuthId $Author:)
conditional on the EditForm can do the trick. If you have only one
EditForm for your site, the conditional would be
(:if ( group Foo and equal $AuthId $Author ) :)
However, this method is not hackerproof. Pm has posted a better way
that involves a few lines in a config file, so if you search the list
archives you should be able to find it there.
Best of luck, Mike! If you wind up using ZAP, I'll be happy to field
your questions. --Ben
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