[pmwiki-users] userauth questions

Greg T. Grimes greg.grimes at msstate.edu
Wed Feb 25 16:16:58 CST 2009

It sounds like the webserver doesn't have write permissions to the 
.htpasswd file.  This is a good thing though.  You don't want the 
webserver editing your .htpassd or .htaccess files.  This has hacker hay 
day written all over it if you allow it.  I use ldap for my user 
authentication so I'm not familiar with how pmWiki works with .htpasswd. 
But I do know what you described sounds like.  You can test it by changing 
the permisions on the .htpasswd file.

chmod 666 .htpasswd

That's for linux.

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Sofia M wrote:

> ping
> someone, please give me some suggestions as to what this might be - or
> I might have to dump the PMwiki idea alltogether, this is just too
> much trouble..
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Sofia M <sofiam at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> so, after a few unsuccessful stints trying to figure out AuthUser, I
>> was recommended to switch to UserAuth (cookbook) solution.
>> I installed it, and it seems to be working fine... except - it doesn't
>> let me add new users.
>> Here's a scenario:
>> I'm logged in as an administrator, and I go to ?action=admin
>> I'm presented with the page for adding users, however, when I click on
>> the 'add user' link and fill out all the information for that user, I
>> click on 'Add', and it takes me back to ?action=admin page where the
>> user I thought I just created ISN'T listed.
>> when I look at the .htpasswd page on the server, it looks like nothing
>> has changed - that user really isn't added
>> Now, if I manually edit the .htpasswd file and add users directly in
>> there, those users then show up in the ?action=admin  pages, with all
>> the 'abilities'...
>> Now, why won't it let me create users from the interface but will pick
>> them up if they're written in .htpasswd ?
>> thanks,
>> Sofia
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Greg T. Grimes
Senior Network Analyst
Information Technology Services
Mississippi State University
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