REMOTE_USERenvironment variable. This variable is set when you enable Basic Authentication (.htaccess) or SSL "secure server" authentication (https protocol). TWiki uses visitor identification to keep track of who made changes to topics at what time and to manage a wide range of personal site settings. This gives a complete audit trail of changes and activity.
.htaccess file. The TWikiInstallationGuide has step-by-step instructions.
lib/TWiki.cfg. It lets you combine open access to some functions, with authentication on others, with full user activity tracking:
REMOTE_USERenvironment variable is set for the scripts that are under authentication. If, for example, the
previewscripts are authenticated, but not
view, you would get your WikiName in
TWikiGuestinstead of your WikiName.
view, will show the correct username instead of TWikiGuest?.
TWiki.cfg. TWiki then persistently stores the IP address/username pairs in the file,
$remoteUserFilename, which is
pthoeny. This name is normally passed to TWiki by the
REMOTE_USERenvironment variable, and used internally. Login Usernames are maintained by your system administrator.
PeterThoeny, is recorded when you register using TWikiRegistration; doing so also generates a personal home page in the Main web.
twiki/data, there are two registration form topics, TWikiRegistration and TWikiRegistrationPub?. The original form includes an intranet Login Username field. For Basic Authentication, the original form is replaced by the Pub version. If you started using TWiki on Basic Authentication and want to change, you have to switch back forms for future use, and manually correct the existing entries, by editing TWikiUsers?, adding the Login Username for each member -
PeterThoeny - pthoeny - 01 Jan 1999- and also in the
.htpasswdfile, where you can either replace the WikiNames or duplicate the entries and have both, so both usernames will work. verification and clearer rewrite to follow in a bit. also link to original installation mention.
NOTE: To correctly enter a WikiName - your own or someone else's - be sure to include the Main web name in front of the Wiki username, followed by a period, and no spaces. Ex:TWikiAccessControl to restrict use as required.This points
WikiUserto 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.
Forgot your old password? Then use ResetPassword instead. Please only use ResetPassword in case you really forgot your password. Thank you. After submitting this form your password will be changed.
Request for reset of password-- MikeMannix - 19 May 2002
Please only use this ResetPassword form in case you really forgot your password. Otherwise just change it using ChangePassword. Thank you. After submitting this form you will see a page with your new password appearing encrypted.