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Wiki Access Control

General information about Wiki Access Control can be found at AccessControl

The default access control of the IAC Wiki

  • Most of the IAC Wiki can only be viewed by users that are logged in.
  • An exception is the Public Web.
  • Please put topics that should be visible worldwide without a login into the Public Web.
  • Wiki pages can only be edited by users that are logged in.

How to change the default access control rules

ALERT! IMPORTANT: Use for the following Set statements inside a bullet list. Don't forget the three spaces before the asterisk!

Restrict viewing a topic

  • To restrict viewing a topic only to your group members write the following on your Wiki page:
       * Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = Main.GroupnameGroup
    For example:
       * Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = Main.LinuxAdminGroup

  • To restrict viewing to a group of people:
       * Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = Main.WikiUser1, Main.WikiUser2, Main.WikiUser3

  • To make a topic visible (and editable) only for you:
       * Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = Main.YourWikiname

  • If for some reason, you would like to make a topic in a closed Web visible without login, you can always overwrite the default access control rule (Set DENYTOPICVIEW = WikiGuest) with
       * Set DENYTOPICVIEW = 

Restrict editing a topic

  • Use ALLOWTOPICCHANGE to restrict editing a topic, for example:
       * Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE = Main.YourWikiname
       * Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE = Main.LinuxAdminGroup


  • You can hide the Set-statement with a HTML comment, for example:
       * Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = Main.LinuxAdminGroup
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