[pmwiki-users] Semi-automatic user accounts for fox forum

Dominique Faure dominique.faure at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 15:06:34 CDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 20:56, Hans <design5 at softflow.co.uk> wrote:
> Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 3:54:22 PM, Vince Administration wrote:
> >  The idea is to have read access to anyone,  but
> > posting only for authenticated users.  For a start I would like the
> > users to authenticate themselves by filling in a form.
> Not sure how this can be done. The standard way for granting users
> some authorisation in PmWiki would be to install PmWiki.AuthUser
> and add user id's to SiteAdmin.AuthUser.
> Fox or FoxForum has no separate user management. It is perceivable
> that Fox could be used to add userid/password pairs to
> SiteAdmin.AuthUser. But that alone will not grant any access rights.
> The userid needs to be added to a @group as well. Fox could do that
> too I guess. And then that user group, say call it @forummembers, can
> be used as id for an edit password for the Forum wiki group,
> and you set for that Forum group  $FoxAuth = 'edit';
> Of course the initial NewForumMember form needs to be able/allowed to
> post (add) to SiteAdmin.AuthUser.
> This may work (not tried any of this), but as soon as we let users
> add themselves plus password to SiteAdmin.AuthUser we have the problem
> to check first if the userid does already exist. And most likely
> users would like to be able to change their password. I don't see any
> simple solution there.
> Oh, I just remember: there is this recipe to check out:
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/HtpasswdForm
> It has (amongst many others) this config option:
> $HtpasswordNewUsers
>    When set to 1, a new user form is provided to unauthenticated users,
>    allowing them to register themselves (defaults to 0).
> This may well be the ticket! and forget all I wrote above about
> adding users with Fox!
>  ~Hans

I couldn't provide more details :)


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