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

Eemeli Aro eemeli at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 03:27:04 CDT 2008

I'm working just now on something that might fill your needs. It's not
quite ready yet, but I should be able to get it out by the end of next
week (no promises, mind). It's a module on top of authuser that can
read and write usernames, password hashes and additional data in
SiteAdmin.AuthUser. When done, it'll let me have new users sign up,
verify their email addresses and create accounts for them, use email
to reset passwords, let users modify additional details, remove users,
as well as generate lists of users with specified details.

I've actually got most of this already working on my own sites, but I
need to polish up the whole lot and finish implementing it as a
PageStore extension before I'm ready to publish.

In other words, I ought to have a better answer for you next week.


2008/7/10 Vince Administration <vadmin at math.uconn.edu>:
> Hans, Dominique,
> Thanks for pointing me to the htpasswdform recipe. It comes very
> close to what I want.  The only thing that I really can't quite
> figure out how to
> do is to modify the login form, since it is created by a PHP
> program.   I don't want to give exact details of what I want the form
> to collect because
> then you might do it for me, and it is probably not of wide interest.
> But is there a reasonable way to use a custom form for new users?
> I guess by reasonable I mean without writing the php code.  I see
> that there are a lot of SDV's, so that it might be possible to
> customize.
> Thanks for your help.
>        Vince
> On Jul 9, 2008, at 4:06 PM, Dominique Faure wrote:
>> 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 :)
>> --
>> Dominique
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