[pmwiki-users] Fw: Setting up AuthUser and Upload

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Sat Mar 12 13:52:08 CST 2011

On Saturday 12 March 2011 17:52:33, Al Louis Ripskis wrote :
> In the PmWiki site that I'm constructing I'm attempting to permit AuthUser
> to upload to a single upload directory after logging in. I inserted this
> in the beginning of my config.php:
> include_once("$FarmD/scripts/authuser.php");
> ##  Enable uploads and set a site-wide default upload password.
> $EnableUpload = 1;
> $DefaultPasswords['upload'] = crypt('secret');
> $UploadPrefixFmt = '';
> Well it doesn't work. What have I done wrong?

This is tricky. If you enable AuthUser, your login form will have two fields, 
username and password, but to gain "upload" permissions, in your case you'll 
need to enter just the upload password, leaving the username field empty.

If you enter just the uploads password (which in your case is "secret" without 
the quotes), without entering a username, it should work.

Instead of a special password crypt('secret'), you may want to allow any 
logged-in user to upload: use rather 'id:Username', '@group' or 'id:*':

  $DefaultPasswords['upload'] = array('id:*'); # all identified users  ### OR
  $DefaultPasswords['upload'] = array('@uploaders', '@admins'); # usergroups

More about user groups should be available at


P.S. If this doesn't seem to work, try moving the DefaultPasswords line before 
the include_once one.

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