Initial observations (while you wiki is getting bombed by other attackers ;-)
* #ask with "format=count" and "format=debug" will create an error since they
return a string.
* Trying to edit or create articles creates an error. Only preview works. But
editing still works, it just is not shown.
* I have found out that Category:ProtectedCategory contains
"ProtectedArticleinCategory". Is this an information that you tried to hide?
(at least it is hidden on the category page and in #ask)
On Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009, Thomas Schweitzer wrote:
> Dear SMW users and developers,
> the Halo team will soon release a new access control extension, called
> Yet another Access Control – What‘s different?
> * MediaWiki‘s access control is based on actions. Either an action is
> allowed for a user or it is forbidden.
> * Drawback: Fine grained control is not possible.
> * Permission ACL (one of the best access control extensions):
> * Advantages: Can control access to pages, instances of categories and
> * Drawbacks:
> * Only administrators can change access rights
> * There is only one Access Control List which is not suitable for
> intense use (i.e. thousands of individual rights)
> * Uses Mediawiki groups which can only be defined by administrators
> * Access Control with HaloACL is very flexible
> * HaloACL can protect individual pages, instances of categories and
> namespaces. (Values of semantic properties will follow).
> * Users can define their own groups which can contain users and other
> * Every user can easily protect his own articles.
> * HaloACL supports the actions: read, edit with form, wysiwyg, annotate,
> edit, create, move, delete
> * Access rights can be defined and reused in other access rights.
> * Every user can define a rights template that is automatically applied
> to his newly created articles.
> * Supports a whitelist
> * A comprehensive GUI is planned.
> * HaloACL will work with or without SMW.
> For everybody who is interested, I have set up a testwiki at
> User: acl
> Pwd: acl
> Access control extensions are always very critical. Even small bugs can
> make them useless. So please play with it and try to get access to the
> content of the articles:
> * ProtectedArticle
> * ProtectedArticleInCategory
> * User:ProtectedUser
> If you can read one of these articles then please follow the
> instructions you find there.
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