[pmwiki-users] Help with Authuser and Group administration

Stuart Pollack wikinovice at giftofcorn.com
Sun Dec 18 11:28:33 CST 2011

Greetings, all.

I'm just getting started with PmWiki, and I have some very basic questions.

I installed PmWiki using the instructions on

(I downloaded 'pm-wiki-latest.tgz on December 9, 2011)

Everything went well, as far as I can tell.

I set up site 'admin' and edit passwords in my local/config.php file

$DefaultPasswords['admin'] = crypt('myadmingibberish');
$DefaultPasswords['edit'] = crypt('myeditgibberish');

I turned on AuthUser by adding

# authuser with $farmD

right below the lines that say

## Highly recommended for new wikis.

Then I set up a group by adding the parameter just below the Authuser lines

$GroupPattern = '(?-i:Site|SiteAdmin|PmWiki|Main|Garden)';


I added a 'homepage' for the Garden Group


Garden /

This is my garden page

Now for the questions or problems.

I don't understand what to add to the 'Site.AuthUser Attributes' page, 
or the 'SiteAdmin.AuthList' page.

I'm assuming that I want to be able to set up a new administrative user 
here.  I'd also like to be able to set up rights for the Garden group, 
and add users to that group.

Initially, I'd like only administrative users to be able to add or edit 
pages in the Main group, and members of the Garden group to be able to 
add or edit pages start with /Garden.

As far as I can tell, the setup that I've done to this point only allows 
me, admin, to add or edit any pages.  So if I could get help first on 
how to add users to the Garden group, and then on how to give them 
privileges to create and edit pages in their group.   Hopefully, then I 
could add additional users to an Administrative group.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.



I've pasted the url's (changed to 'mysite') and the text from the three 
of the Administrative pages below.  Please let me know if this is too 
much information to post to the list.



Site /
Site.AuthUser Attributes

Enter new attributes for this page below. Leaving a field blank will 
leave the attribute unchanged. To clear an attribute, enter 'clear'.
Set new read password:         ****
Set new edit password:         ****
Set new attribute password:


My empty AuthUser Page


Site /
Editing Site.AuthUser



SiteAdmin /

This page displays the permissions settings for pages that have 
permissions set. Fields that say "(protected)" mean that you may need to 
log in (e.g., with an administrative password) in order to view them.


Site.GroupAttributes (view) (attr) :
edit    @lock
attr    @lock

Site.AuthUser (view) (attr) :
read    ****
edit    ****
attr    ****

Site.SideBar (view) (attr) :
edit    @_site_edit
attr    (set by group) @lock


SiteAdmin.GroupAttributes (view) (attr) :
read    @lock
edit    @lock
attr    @lock

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