[Mediawiki-l] Benefits of using wiki in a corporate environment-how to convience?

Steve VanSlyck s.vanslyck at spamcop.net
Sun Oct 17 16:30:35 UTC 2010


OK - I'm pretty non-tech. What IS the htaccess file all about?

----- Original Message -----
From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 17:23:04 +0100
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Benefits of using wiki in a corporate environment-how to convience?

> On 17 October 2010 03:20, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:

> On the followup question - yes.  You need to have the landing pad
> "main page" visible to anyone, but you can create a group memberships
> structure with a custom group that keeps anyone from accessing content
> unless you approve them.  That isn't super-secure, but gets you
> reasonably far towards a secure semi or acceptably private wiki that's
> on the internet.


For more security, you can put .htaccess control in front of the whole
wiki. This tends to be a major pain in the backside, though, and I've
seen it confuse non-technical users who don't understand what's going
on.


- d.

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