[pmwiki-users] Passwords: Group Attributes and eg @_site_edit

Tegan Dowling tmdowling at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 07:47:44 CST 2008

On Jan 29, 2008 5:13 AM, Rick Creighton <email_for_rick at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having a problem setting read passwords using Group Attributes.  The
> situation on the wiki is this:
> -There is no read password by default
> -I'm operating a shared password system (rather than AuthUser or UserAuth,
> etc)
>  -There are site-wide passwords for edit, upload, attr defined in config.php
> -I have defined more than one edit password, using the array command:
> $DefaultPasswords['edit'] = array(crypt('alpha'), crypt('beta'));
>  -There is a group within the wiki (let's call it PrivateGroup) which I'd
> like to make readable only by people who know an edit password
> -I tried to implement this by entering @_site_edit as the read password on
> PrivateGroup.GroupAttributes
> But it didn't work as I had hoped.  I got the following outcomes:
> -When I go to PrivateGroup.HomePage and enter an edit password, I cannot
> read the page (though I can edit it)
> -When I go to PrivateGroup.GroupAttributes and enter an edit password, I CAN
> read the page (and also edit it)
>  -If I change the attributes of PrivateGroup.HomePage (and of each other
> page in the group) individual, and set the read password to @_site_edit then
> everything works as intended.
> My question is:
> Is this a feature of PmWiki (that you cannot use @_site_XXXX with
> GroupAttributes) or has something gone wrong with my particular
> installation?
> If it's a normal feature of PmWiki, does anyone have any work-around
> suggestions (other than editing the attributes of each page individually)?
> If it's a problem with my particular installation, does anyone have any
> ideas where to look?

When this was brought to PM's attention on the mailing list in 2006,
he said that he never intended @_site_edit to be used on
GroupAttributes?action=attr.  Everybody please VOTE on

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