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TWiki User Authentication

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Controlling TWiki site access and logging authorized user activity
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TWiki site access control and user activity tracking
 

Overview

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Authentication Options

No special installation steps need to be performed if the server is already authenticated. If not, you have three remaining options to controlling user access:

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  1. Forget about authentication. All changes are registered to TWikiGuest user, so you can't tell who made changes. Your site is completely open and public - anyone can browse and edit freely, in classic Wiki mode.
  2. Use Basic Authentication for the edit and attach scripts. This uses .htaccess and generates the familiar grey log-in window. The TWiki Installation Guide has step-by-step instructions.
  3. Use SSL to authenticate and secure the whole server.
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  1. Forget about authentication. All changes are registered to TWikiGuest user, so you can't tell who made changes. Your site is completely open and public - anyone can browse and edit freely, in classic Wiki mode.
  2. Use Basic Authentication for the edit and attach scripts. This uses .htaccess and generates the familiar grey log-in window. The TWiki Installation Guide has step-by-step instructions.
  3. Use SSL to authenticate and secure the whole server.
 

Tracking by IP Address

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 This points WikiUser to the TWiki.Main web, where user registration pages are stored, no matter which web it's entered in. Without the web prefix, the name appears as a NewTopic everywhere but in the Main web.
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Changing Passwords

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Change and reset passwords using forms on regular pages. Use topic-level TWikiAccessControl to restrict use as required.

 

No permission to view TWiki.ChangePassword

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  Remember your password? Use ChangePassword instead. Otherwise, use this form to get a new one e-mailed to you.

Sorry, the password system is currently read only, please contact npl-twiki@physics.illinois.edu
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ALERT! you must have at least one valid registered e-mail to be able to reset your password. If none of your registered e-mail addresses is valid, and you have forgotten your password, contact npl-twiki@physics.illinois.edu.

Fields marked ** are required
Your LoginName: **
 
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Info UserList has a list of other TWiki users
Info If you have any questions, please contact npl-twiki@physics.illinois.edu
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  -- PeterThoeny - 16 Mar 2001
-- MikeMannix - 29 Aug 2001
 
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