[Moin-user] http-auth problems

Mohacsi Janos mohacsi at niif.hu
Mon Sep 8 07:21:21 EDT 2008

Dear All,
 	I have some issues deploying the http-auth under moinmoin 1.6.x 
(It will be upgraded to 1.7 after converting to http-auth). The HTTP 
Authentication is working in principle, but:

1. I set up in the config the user_autocreate, but it does not creates 

config snippet:
     # autocreation
     user_autocreate = True

When moinmoin should create the user? After first editing?

After editing I don't see any user under the user directory:
root at mmachine# ls -la moin_instance/data/user
total 6
drwxr-xr-x  2 www  www  512 Sep  8 12:40 .
drwxr-xr-x  7 www  www  512 Sep  8 11:16 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 www  www  239 Sep  8 11:16 README

2. I have some issues with the Trusted macro in ACL also.
The ACL setup is the following:

     acl_enabled = 1
     acl_rights_default = 'Trusted:read,write,delete,revert All:'
     acl_rights_before = u"mohacsi at niif.hu:read,write,delete,revert,admin"

If I setup this way the acl I cannot access the pages.

Does "Trusted" working according the help?
" Trusted is a special group containing all authenticated users who used 

3. With a workaround I have some problem with the "signature" on the 
pages. The workaround is basically use "All:" instead of "Trusted:"

Earlier I had log:

NIIFwiki: FrontPage (last edited 2008-05-30 11:20:12 by mohacsi)

Now I have:

NIIFTESZTWiki: FrontPage (last edited 2008-09-08 10:38:29 by 

So currently I see IP addresses, which is not very helpful tracking the 

Any way to go back to user tracking?

Thanks in advance.

Janos Mohacsi
Network Engineer, Research Associate, Head of Network Planning and Projects
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