[Moin-user] MoinMoin acl for closed user group

Thomas Waldmann tw-public at gmx.de
Mon Jul 26 08:12:51 EDT 2004

> If you use Authentification on apache, apache will hand over the 
> username to the wiki.
> Can you explain how this would be done? Could it be done?

This is just a question HOW you logon. If you already have apache auth 
set up and you want to continue to use those accounts, you can enable 
moin (setting auth_http_enabled or similar, see HelpOnConfiguration).

Be aware that your http auth user names have to match your wiki user 
account names.

> Another way would be read access only for the login page, so that all 
> other users can't see the other pages. Users have to log in to see the wiki-pages.
> Hints on the best way to do it (and how) would be greatly appreciated.

Yes. Create a group called ValidUsersGroup and put everybody in who is 
allowed to see your stuff.

Then use:

acl_rights_default = "ValidUserGroup:read,write,delete,revert All:"

On the FrontPage and UserPreferences, put "#acl All:read" so that they 
can at least read the hint how to get an account, and logon.

Anybody can create his own account then, but only if you put him/her 
onto ValidUserGroup (of course you can protect that page by more 
restrictive ACLs than the default, if you want/need), he can really make 
use of it.

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