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

Tamara Temple tamouse.lists at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 08:40:03 CDT 2011

On Jul 1, 2011, at 8:41 PM, Petko Yotov wrote:

> 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.

I did check all that, triple checked it, reset the password a few  
times and triple checked it again, still no love.

> 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

All standard ASCII lower case letters. User=nikki password=roobait

> 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.

Password was 7 characters.

> 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.

It was both name and password required.

The pages I tried it on all have edit permissions set at @writers  
@authors @admin. What's interesting is that the action was using was  
just login, not edit, attr, or upload. I'm not exactly sure how it  
works, but I would have thought any defined user would be able to  
perform a login.

> Petko

I've since dumped AuthUser and have gone with UserAuth2. This worked  
first time and every time for me, whereas I've had repeated problems  
with AuthUser. It's pretty clear I just do not understand how AuthUser  

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