[Moin-user] User login homepage?

Matthew C. Miller mmiller at stabilitynetworks.com
Tue Mar 13 03:53:40 EDT 2007


We are finally implementing this ourselves.  Would you still be
interested in comparing notes and co-writing an addition to the help
documentation explaining our method(s)?

Take care,

Matthew C. Miller
Stability Networks
mmiller at stabilitynetworks.com

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eduardo Mercovich [mailto:eduardo.mercovich at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 6:31 AM
> To: Matthew C. Miller
> Cc: moin-user at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Moin-user] User login homepage?
> Hello Matthew.
> > > > We're creating documentation sites for each of our clients, 
> > > > containing several pages each.  These are currently 
> each in their 
> > > > own wiki, making user management a bit of a hassle. [...]
> > >
> > > What about a wiki farm with a common user directory?
> [...]
> > * Would I be able to define more than one user with 
> superuser priv's?  
> > I would assume I can define an acl_rights_before (in farmconfig.py) 
> > and have it inherited throughout, is that correct?
> Yes, I believe. Superuser (in *config.py) is a series of one 
> or more users.
> In http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/HelpOnConfiguration says:
>  Superuser: List of trusted user names with wiki system 
> administration super powers (not to be confused with ACL 
> admin rights!). Used for e.g. making full backups, software 
> installation, language installation via SystemPagesSetup and 
> more. See also HelpOnPackageInstaller.
> > * With the common underlay, would that mean the templates would be 
> > inherited for each new wiki defined?
> Only the templates included in the underlay will be shared. 
> Then, each wiki can have it's own specific templates too.
> > If so, I think this answers my needs.
> I am glad to hear so. :-)
> > Then, the question is how to accomplish it.  I found the info on 
> > MoinMoin wiki regarding how to set up all user's homepages in a 
> > separate wiki, but didn't see anything about setting up a separate 
> > wiki for each new user.  Could you provide a summary of what you're 
> > going to do to set it up?
> You don't setup up a wiki for each user. You set up a wiki 
> for each Client and/or project. Then:
>  * All wikis will have you as superuser.
>  * Each wiki will have ACL read/write for a group defined on 
> it (a list of the users for the client/project). The rest of 
> the users will have no ACL rights.
>  * You can share or not templates, themes, etc.
> If each wiki has one or more users, that is up to you.
> Regards...
> PD: What does the rest of the people think about this? If 
> everybody agrees, after some testing, we could write a page 
> in MoinMoin about this type of use, maybe even suggesting 
> tips and best practices.
> --
> Eduardo Mercovich
> Buenos Aires - Argentina.

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