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How to use existing pw file for users?

Hi everyone. I have a file that I would use for authentication of users for an SVN basic https authentication. Is it possible to use that same file as user/password file for foswiki login? Because I don't want any public registration.

-- ChristyFernando - 12 Nov 2012

You have a couple of possibilities.

If you use Foswiki with Apache authentication, and don't let Foswiki manage the password file, the Foswiki will store email addresses in the user topics.

If you want to use TemplateLogin and have Foswiki manage the password file, then you will need to add email addresses as a 3rd field of the .htpasswd file


Finally, in Foswiki 1.2.0 there will be a new feature: {TopicUserMapping}{ForceManageEmails} To allow Foswiki to manage passwords, but force foswiki to manage email directly in the User Mapping manager, rather than delegating it to the password manager.

-- GeorgeClark - 13 Nov 2012

Thanks for the reply. I kind of got it to work just testing it out with just pure apache.

-- ChristyFernando - 20 Nov 2012

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Subject Authentication or Authorisation
Version Foswiki 1.1.5
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Topic revision: r3 - 20 Nov 2012, ChristyFernando - This page was cached on 21 Mar 2019 - 06:45.

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