[Moin-user] Confused about ACLs - can't the page creator determine access?

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 9 19:53:05 EDT 2005


Is user SkipMontanaro a member the AdminGroup?  If not, I don't believe
that you can give yourself "admin" rights.

-Jim P.

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 13:28 -0500, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out Moin's ACLs, but they just don't seem to work the
> way I'd expect.  I went to create a new page with ths acl:
>     #acl SkipMontanaro:read,write,admin All:
> (while logged in as SkipMontanaro).  When I attemped to save the page, Moin
> barked:
>     You can't change ACLs on this page since you have no admin rights on it!
> ACLs are enabled, but there are no changes from the defaults in the config
> file:
>     % egrep -i acl wikiconfig.py
>         # Enable acl (0 to disable)
>         acl_enabled = 1
>         # All acl_right_xxx must use unicode [Unicode]
>         #acl_rights_before = u"Known:admin All:read"
> What am I missing?  As the creator of a page shouldn't I be allowed to be
> its admin?
> Thx,

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