Even ignoring the security issues, if one of your users makes a typo, they
take down the site and they cannot revert because the site is then down.
From a security prespective, this is equivalent to
giving your users shell
access to your server. They can run any arbitrary program,
insert backdoors, etc. Additionally this setup requires the web user to
have write access to php enabled web directories which is also bad practise.
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, Legoktm <legoktm.wikipedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 07/01/2017 03:16 PM, Jean Valjean wrote:
> I want to let some of my administrators (in the wizards group) edit
> LocalSettings.php, so I used this snippet, which allows them to make
> changes by editing the Project:Shared_config.php page. Then I protected
page so that
only wizards can edit it. Do you think this presents any
Yes, it presents a huge security issue. Anyone who can modify your
LocalSettings.php can execute arbitrary PHP code. They could see any
private data in your database, easily get passwords, or even potentially
give themselves server access.
I would highly recommend NOT doing this.
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