[Mediawiki-l] restricting access on a per user/per page basis

Ricardo Rodríguez - Your XEN ICT Team webmaster at xen.net
Fri Oct 27 19:35:46 UTC 2006

Hi all,
After browsing MediaWiki sites and googling MediaWiki-l email list I think I've at least understood one thing: MediaWiki is not designed with this feature in mind. And this kind of control is not within MediaWiki philosophy thus not within the future plans for development.

I've also seen that many people have asked for this feature before me and a number of possible solutions have been shown both in the website and the list.

I think I get the idea and I do like it. But I will need to control the access to some pages (just some pages here and there, separate wikis seem not to be the best option) if I want to stick with this software and try to bring people in.

I'm far from being able to hack MediaWiki to reach this objective.

So, please, with all this in mind, could anybody point me in the right direction (any third party extension? any work around?) or confirm that I must look for a different wiki package?

I'm running Mediawiki 1.8.2 on a Suse Linux Enterprise Edition 9.0 box with PHP 5.1.6 and MySQL 5.0.24a.

Thank you so much for your help,


Ricardo Rodríguez
Your XEN ICT Team

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