[pmwiki-users] Configuring pmwiki

Vince Administration vadmin at math.uconn.edu
Wed Apr 11 09:12:42 CDT 2012

On Apr 10, 2012, at 5:47 PM, Leopold Palomo-Avellaneda wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm new as pmwiki admin and I would like to ask some doubts that I have. First 
> of all I have be able to install pmwiki in a Debian Squeeze without any 
> problem. However, the config step remains a bit confusing to me, probably 
> because my inexperience.
> I would like to have a pmwiki site with some basics accounting settings. Just 
> an admin password to edit some pages(p. ex main page) and group of pages that 
> could be edited by some users.
> Our environment has a ldap server where the users authenticate. So, my first 
> goal is to use the same user schema to manage pmwiki. So:
> - can I use tls to connect to a ldap server?
> - the unix groups defined in ldap could be used in pmwiki to select a group of 
> users that could edit some pages?
> - can I define a private pages that could only be viewed by some IPs 
> (.htaccess?)
> Thanks in advance,
> Leo

Leo, this is the way we have set up our site.  We have a library of php functions that communicate with the ldap server, and this library is used throughout our entire site, not just the wiki.
Then in config.php, we have:
For example, one of the functions is "TestGroupMembership".  In config.php we then can write:
if( TestGroupMembership($user,"faculty") )
       { $AuthList["@Faculty"]=1;
         $Facultygroup=1; }
This works well, we can then either use the AuthUser facility in PmWiki, or the if enabled on the $Facultygroup variable, according to need.


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