[Mediawiki-l] User rights management limited to users you create?

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Fri Aug 17 15:35:57 UTC 2007

I hadn't been thinking about incorporating the Namespace or page- 
specific permissions, but I think what I'm planning should be totally  
compatible with these as long as the permissions are based on group  
names.  Having lots of custom group names seems to work fine in the  
early prototype.  Now I just have to make time to build the rest of it.


of course, saying that it should be totally compatible is probably  
invoking the curse of the gods of unanticipated software bugs.

On Aug 17, 2007, at 8:42 AM, Jean-Lou Dupont wrote:

> There is also Hierarchical Namespace Permissions
> <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ 
> Extension:Hierarchical_Namespace_Permissions>
> extension which enables the use of 'wildcards' to partition  
> permissions
> in namespaces.
> jld.
> Katharina Wolkwitz wrote:
>> Hi Jim,
>> Jim Hu schrieb:
>>> I've started working on this, and it's morphing into a more general
>>> replacement for UserRights.  The basic idea is that I'm going to  
>>> make
>>> it so that the Special Page works on lists of users rather than on
>>> one user at a time, and  I'm going to use checkboxes for the groups
>>> instead of the menu.
>> I think it's a great and worthy idea. :-)
>>> At least that's the plan... we'll see if I can actually do it!  If
>>> anyone has suggestions, please reply.  And if any subset of this  
>>> does
>>> already exist, please let me know!!!!
>> I'm sure that you're already aware of it, but on the off-chance  
>> that not, have a
>> look at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ 
>> Extension:Group_Based_Access_Control -
>> this extension offers a way to make pages accessible to certain  
>> groups only.
>> One suggestion/wish - it would be great, if only those pages that  
>> are accessible
>> to a user were to show up as search-results. :-)
>> Good luck with the new UserRights-functionality!
>> Greetings
>> Katharina
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Jim Hu
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Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Texas A&M Univ.
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