[pmwiki-users] Group Edit broken by default 'edit' password in config.php

dan mihai dnmh68 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 3 12:00:04 CDT 2008

Thank you!

This worked effortlessly.


> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 10:46:46 +0300
> From: eemeli at gmail.com
> To: dnmh68 at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Group Edit broken by default 'edit' password in config.php
> CC: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
> 2008/10/3 dan mihai <dnmh68 at hotmail.com>:
> > Now, HERE IS THE PROBLEM: as soon as I add
> >   $DefaultPasswords['read'] = crypt('secret1');
> > to config.php, and I reload GPublic, the menu on top left page disapears,
> > and when I hit 'Edit' on bottom page I get:
> > [...]
> > ?unable to retrieve edit form Site.EditForm
> > [...]
> > Can anyone, please, explain this behavior?
> The default read password you've set is inherited by the Site.EditForm
> page, and it can't be read to generate the form for editing GPublic.
> If by the menu you mean the sidebar on the left, that's disappearing
> due to the page Site.SideBar also inheriting the default read
> password.
> To fix this, add a read password @nopass to Site.Editform and
> Site.SideBar. Alternatively, it might make sense to add that read
> password to all pages in the Site group by setting it at
> Site.GroupAttributes?action=attr
> > More importantly, can anyone, please, tell me how to grant password-based
> > access
> > (including Edit) to a new Group in such a way that the rest of the Wiki is
> > not accessible?
> You were on the right track, setting read & edit passwords in
> GPublig.GroupAttributes?action=attr should make this work.
> eemeli

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