[expertfinder-dev] Wiki permissions

Uldis Bojars uldis.bojars at deri.org
Fri Jan 26 11:44:48 UTC 2007


To those who like to explore things in more detail, you can look at the
source of, e.g., Login/UserPreferences page of the ESW Wiki:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/UserPreferences?action=raw

It is a wiki page like all other, but see the access control line "#acl
MoinPagesEditorGroup:read,write,delete,revert All:read" (only users in the
wiki editors group may change this page, all the rest can only read it).

Best,
Uldis 

-----Original Message-----
From: expertfinder-dev-bounces at lists.foaf-project.org
[mailto:expertfinder-dev-bounces at lists.foaf-project.org] On Behalf Of Uldis
Bojars
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 11:36 AM
To: 'Dan Brickley'
Cc: expertfinder-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
Subject: RE: [expertfinder-dev] Photos of open session notes

Dan,

RDFWeb is using MoinMoin rel. 1.1 which was released in 2003.
Imagine how many breakins you would have if you kept Linux unpatched since
2003?

Same here - the most recent release is 1.5. 
That is what ESW Wiki is using.

A quick and easy upgrade path is to upgrade to MoinMoin 1.5 (and keep it
updated).
One benefit of using a newer version is better authentication - login based
instead of cookie-based.
Spam-control should also be better in 1.5.

The we can think about MediaWiki, which is a separate question.

P.S. Someone spamming UserPreferences can also be a permission issue. If
your spammer registered as a user on RDFWeb and if you allow registered
users to change system pages that could be the way how it got changed.

Best,
Uldis

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Brickley [mailto:danbri at danbri.org]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 11:05 AM
To: Uldis Bojars
Cc: expertfinder-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
Subject: Re: [expertfinder-dev] Photos of open session notes


Re wiki woes... I'm taking a look. Worrying that even functionality-oriented
pages like UserPreferences can be spammed :( :(

Would anyone object to a migration to MediaWiki? (plus Semantic MW
extensions)...

Dan
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