[pmwiki-users] userauth questions

Sofia M sofiam at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 16:44:40 CST 2009

yup...the strange thing was - I had the permissions at 0774 - it
wasn't working, then I switched to your suggestions, 666 - it started
to work.
then I switched back to 0774, and it's now working with those
permissions as well...
i don't really want to give the 'world' write permissions, that would
really kill the server, but, turns out, I don't have to, since it's
now working with just 0764...

strange, but thank you!
one hurdle passed, X more to go before this thing is all set-up...

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Greg T. Grimes <greg.grimes at msstate.edu> wrote:
> 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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