[Moin-user] sharing accounts between two wikis

Andrew Premdas Andrew.Premdas at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Nov 3 02:25:29 EST 2004

Oops sorry about that, looks like you'll have to educate the teachers about
ACL's a little bit unless Moin can add a  feature to allow ACL changes on
new pages created by templates with ACL's in them.

Perhaps a big comment on each template and giving the teacher admin rights
is the way to go at present

#acl ...
## -----------------------------------------------------
## The line above controls access to the page you can get more info about
this from ...
## ...
## This template creates a page that can be read by ... And edited by ...
## ...
## Please add you content below this comment. Please do not delete this
## -----------------------------------------------------

Sorry the idea failed to deliver, I should have tested it first

All best


Andrew Premdas
Student Systems Developer
Manchester University

-----Original Message-----
From: moin-user-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:moin-user-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Jordan Johnson
Sent: 03 November 2004 01:23
To: Andrew Premdas
Cc: 'MoinMoin user list'
Subject: Re: [Moin-user] sharing accounts between two wikis

On Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at 02:40  AM, Andrew Premdas wrote:
> As an admin you can create a template with the ACL's you want. The 
> only problem is to get the teachers to use the template, and not just 
> create a default page. By not giving the teachers admin rights you 
> avoid the problems of them understanding ACL's.

This is a beautiful idea.  It just blew up on me, though. :>

I created an account for another teacher, and had her create a page using my
PageForTeachersTemplate, which started with the following line (substitute
the full access type for each letter, elided here for

#acl MrJohnson:r,w,d,r,a TeacherGroup:r,w,d,r All:

I read this as: I have all rights, the teachers have all but admin rights,
and everybody else has no rights.  Right?

The other teacher created a new page with the template, and when she clicked
"Save Changes", she got this message:

	You can't change ACLs on this page since you have no admin rights on

OK, I tried it then after adding
to the default ACLs, and now page creation works.  So if I'm reading things
right, this means that I can't hide ACL lines from the teachers, and I can't
deny admin rights for the teachers if I want them to create pages that can
be hidden from students.

Does that sound right?  Is there anything I'm missing?

Thanks for your helpful responses.


Jordan Johnson -- Computer Instructor
Latino College Preparatory Academy / 408-273-2724

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