[Mediawiki-l] User / Group Access
Frederich, Eric P2173
eric.frederich at siemens.com
Fri Oct 13 15:57:35 UTC 2006
Well, the inevitable has happened. Management wants to put stuff in our
Wiki which they only want a select group of people to have access to
read or edit.
What is the best way to go about this? I have MediaWiki 1.7.1
I don't have the requirements right now but I'm guessing they'll want
Multiple groups of people.
Certain pages where you have to be with a specific group to view a page.
Certain pages where you have to be with a specific group to edit a page.
This may be used for a things such as official processes where only the
process owner should be allowed to edit the article.
Also, I see something happening where another department (we just gave
permission for another department to use our Wiki) will want a bunch of
articles available only to engineers in that department. For example,
say 30 engineers and a couple hundred articles with proprietary
information on design philosophies. For this is it possible to use a
separate namespace? Can you restrict a namespace to only being read by
a group of people?
Are these kind of restrictions search safe in that if a page is
restricted to a certain group and someone outside that group searches
the Wiki he/she won't get any results from restricted pages where it
would give a couple sentence preview?
Thanks in advance,
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