[Mediawiki-l] Use Special:UserLogin as Main Page

Thompson, Graeme (AELE) Graeme.Thompson at smiths-aerospace.com
Wed Aug 1 07:01:44 UTC 2007


We have a similar setup to what you require, except that we allow the
Main Page to be seen by everyone.

Below is the section of configuration from our LocalSettings.php to
achieve this:

Hope this helps, 

Graeme

#
# The following line should be commented, otherwise these settings will
# throw away the settings on DefaultSettings.php (you probably don't
want this).
# With this line commented you will only overwrite the settings you
explicitly
# define here (that's what you probably want).
#$wgGroupPermissions = array();
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createaccount']   = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['read']            = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['edit']            = false;

#Prevent new user registrations
$wgWhitelistAccount = array ( "user" => 0, "sysop" => 1, "developer" =>
1);

# Pages anonymous (not-logged-in) users may see
$wgWhitelistRead = array ("Main Page", "Special:Userlogin");
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org 
> [mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of 
> Jason Spirko
> Sent: 01 August 2007 03:11
> To: 'MediaWiki announcements and site admin list'
> Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Use Special:UserLogin as Main Page
> 
> Rob:
> 
> We are using MediaWiki for our company wiki, when a employee 
> goes to our
> wiki they are taken to the main page and then they are able 
> to navigate
> through the site. I want the employees to login *before* they 
> are directed
> to the main page (or any page for that matter). 
> 
> I use namespace protection throughout the site and to make it 
> simpler for
> the employees it would be easier if they logged in first 
> (every employee has
> an account w/permission to edit various namespaces). Some 
> employees are
> confused by the login "errors" they receive when they want to 
> edit a page.
> After I explain that its not an error and that they need to 
> login to edit
> pages they understand. But I'm just trying to curb these 
> panic attacks by
> making them login before they are even allowed to access the site.
> 
> I hope this makes sense...
> 
> -----------------------------
> Jason Spirko
> Systems Administrator
> Xoran Technologies Inc.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
> [mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of 
> Rob Church
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:49 PM
> To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
> Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Use Special:UserLogin as Main Page
> 
> On 01/08/07, Jason Spirko <jspirko at xorantech.com> wrote:
> > I'm sorry, my intentions were not to mislead anybody. I was looking 
> > for a way to make users login first, then be directed to the wiki.
> >
> > I apologize for any confusion. I am new to MediaWiki and PHP. I'm 
> > struggling to get this up and running for my company and 
> implement the 
> > features they would like to see.
> >
> > I appreciate the help you all have given me so far.
> 
> Perhaps it would be useful if you could briefly restate the problem,
> assuming none of the solutions provided to date have been 
> helpful, so we can
> understand what we're being asked?
> 
> Some indication of expected behaviour would be great.
> 
> 
> Rob Church
> 
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