On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 5:15 AM, javi bueno <malagutidomp(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi, I am trying to know, how to do a PRIVATE article
in a wiki. A PRIVATE article is an article which it only can be watched by the creator (
In general , not by all ). Anybody knows how to do it?. Is there any feature in the
mediawiki software or in any extension to do it?.
"If you need per-page or partial page access restrictions, you are
advised to install an appropriate content management package.
MediaWiki was not written to provide per-page access restrictions, and
almost all hacks or patches promising to add them will likely have
flaws somewhere . . .
"MediaWiki is designed for two basic access modes:
1. Everyone can view every single page on the wiki (with the
possible exception of a few special pages). This is the mode used by
Wikipedia and its sister projects.
2. Anonymous users can only view the Main Page and login page, and
cannot edit any page. This is basically the same as the above, in
terms of technical implementation (just an extra check for every page
view), which is why it exists. This is the mode of operation used by
certain private wikis such as those used by various Wikimedia
"If you intend to have different view permissions than that, MediaWiki
is not designed for your usage. (See bug 1924.) Data is not
necessarily clearly delineated by namespace, page name, or other
criteria, and there are a lot of leaks you'll have to plug if you want
to make it so (see security issues with authorization extensions for a
sample). Other wiki software may be more suitable for your purpose."
The page also contains the ways you can attempt to contort MediaWiki
into doing something like what you want, but you're not advised to use
MediaWiki for this purpose. It's not designed for it and it will much
more of a pain to do it than you're expecting, guaranteed.