[pmwiki-users] Help with my pmwiki and passwords

tamouse mailing lists tamouse.lists at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 23:40:09 CDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Tom Zunder <tom at zunder.org.uk> wrote:
> I have a pmwiki that I ran from 2005 to 2009. The last version was using
> 2.11
> It is time to restore it, but when I do so none of the pages can be edited
> using either of the passwords in the config file.
> I can't remember if I set group or page attribute passwords nor can I
> remember what they'd be.
> Is there a way to strip out the passwords and start again with the wiki
> pages and rebuild security?
> It's all sitting on a server on my home network right now (a LAMP server on
> an Ubuntu box) so I can mess around until I get it right.
> If anyone can help I can provide more or different details.

If the only passwords in use on your wiki were the ones set in
config.php, it should be quite straight-forward. If you've used
AuthUser, and have per-group and/or per-page permissions, it might be
a bit harder.

Go ahead and change at least the admin password in your config.php
file, then try logging in with it to edit things.

$DefaultPasswords['admin'] = crypt('mysekritpassword');

As you're preparing your wiki, keeping it in-house, you might want to
go ahead and comment out or delete the other lines setting
$DefaultPasswords, and if you've included script/authuser, comment
that out as well.

Let us know if this works!

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