[pmwiki-users] Configuring pmwiki

Vince Administration vadmin at math.uconn.edu
Wed Apr 11 19:00:37 CDT 2012

On Apr 11, 2012, at 5:41 PM, Leopold Palomo Avellaneda wrote:

> A Dimecres, 11 d'abril de 2012, Vince Administration va escriure:
>> Yes.
>> 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:
>> include("/Library/WebServer/Documents/general/subroutines/php/gid_functions
>> .php"); 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.
> ok,
> but you have a custom library to access to ldap, nothing with pmwiki. So, have 
> I to develop this kind of functions to use ldap with pmwiki?
> Regards,
> Leo
No, I think PmWiki has some LDAP access functions. Our library preceded our PmWiki instillation, so we had no need to develop this..  I was just noting that what you requested was possible. If you wish a copy of some of our library routines,  just contact me off list.  


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