[pmwiki-users] Having problems adding a user to SiteAdmin/AuthUser

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri Jul 1 20:41:30 CDT 2011

On Wednesday 29 June 2011 09:11:30, Tamara Temple wrote :
> I have been trying to add a user to the SiteAdmin/AuthUser page and
> having a devil of a time trying to get it to work.
> My SiteAdmin/AuthUser page source is at http://pastie.org/2138288 so
> you can see what I'm trying to do.
> I am trying to add the user nikki, which you can see on line 20. I
> already have user tamara working (at line 18). Further down the page,
> you can see where I add nikki to existing groups (lines 38, 39).
> When I go to test the new login, I get "Password required" and "Name/
> password not recognized."  I am most positive I typed the name and
> password correctly.

If you get "Name/password not recognized" you may have mis-typed the name or 
the password -- check CAPS lock, keyboard input language or similar.

The passwords shouldn't contain characters not found in the active codepage: 
if your wiki is in ISO8859-1, the passwords cannot contain the € EURO symbol 
or a Greek letter for example. Spaces in passwords are unsupported, and quotes 
or apostrophes may produce unexpected results - report any problems to the 

There is a known issue with PHP 5 on Windows with short passwords, I believe 4 
characters or less - it is a bug outside PmWiki and we cannot fix it otherwise 
than suggest using longer passwords.

If you have only "Password required" without "Name/password not recognized", 
check if the username or usergroup has the required permissions - a page can 
have individual passwords, different @usergroups etc., and a WikiGroup too.


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