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Manage Users

Register users on your TWiki site; change/reset/install passwords; remove user accounts

Authentication and Access Control

Register User

Change, Reset and Install Passwords

  • ChangePassword is for users who remember their password
  • ResetPassword is for users who do not remember their password; they are asked to send a request to the site administrator to install a new password
  • InstallPassword is for the site administrator to install a password

Removing User Accounts

To remove a user account:

  1. Edit the data/.htpasswd file to delete their entry (only applies if you are using a .htpasswd file)
  2. Remove the FredQuimby line from the Main.TWikiUsers topic
  3. Remove user from all groups and from all the ALLOWWEB/ALLOWTOPIC... declarations, if any.
    Note: Otherwise this is a security hole as the first one to re-register with this name will be granted the permissions of the previous user.
  4. [optional] Remove their topic files: data/Main/FredQuimby.txt and data/Main/FredQuimby.txt,v

Note: Consider leaving the user topic file in place so their past signatures and revision author entries don't end up looking like AnUncreatedTopic . If you want to make it clear the user is inactive on your site (e.g. PeterThoeny ) or has been banished add a note to that effect and write protect the page (TWikiAccessControl). The existance of the UserName topic prevent that user name from being re-used.

-- TWiki:Main.MattWilkie - 21 Jul 2003
-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 15 Aug 2004

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