[pmwiki-users] Help with Authuser and Group administration

Hans design5 at softflow.co.uk
Sun Dec 18 12:08:42 CST 2011

Stuart, you can find the answers on page

edit page SiteAdmin.AuthUser to add users and their passwords and to
which group of users you wish to add them.

For instance add

alice: (:encrypt wonderland:)

when the page gets saved, the password 'wonderland' will get
automatically encrypted.

Now create for instance an @editors group (group of people, not a
wiki page group) on the same SiteAdmin.AuthUser page with users
alice and bill. Add

@editors: alice, bill

and a garden users group with alice, like

@gardeners: alice

Look at @editors and @gardeners as aliases for a group of people you
already added with user name sand passwords.

Now you can use these group aliases with ?action=attr on the
appropiate pages. For instance in you Garden wiki group you want
editors and gardeners to be able to edit pages. so you create a
GroupAttributes page, by using this url:
then adding to the 'edit' field @gardeners, at editors

That's the basics.
I don't think you need to concern yourself with setting attributes to
SiteAdmin.AuthUser unless you want other admin people to have edit
access to that page.
But do not use Site.AuthUser, use SiteAdmin.AuthUser!
The SiteAdmin group has special protection, even read protection from
the public.


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