Item9821: Group Access Control does not work in vanilla 1.1.0?

Priority: Normal
Current State: No Action Required
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Reported By: PascalSchuppli
Waiting For:
Last Change By: KennethLavrsen
Group Access controls seem to be broken in Foswiki 1.1.0.

Sorry, just noticed this is the same as Item9809. Please go there.

I've installed a vanilla 1.1.0 Foswiki on a linux host, registered a new user, logged in as admin user, added a group named TestGroup and added the newly registered user to this group. Then I changed the WebPreferences of the Main Web to only allow Viewing and Editing of the Main Web for the TestGroup user via the ALLOWWEBVIEW and ALLOWWEBCHANGE directives:

After logging out and logging in as the previously registered User, I have no access to the Main web.

Now if I change the ALLOWWEBVIEW setting in the WebPreferences Topic directly to the registered WikiUser instead of the TestGroup, everything works fine.

I noticed the same behavior with ALLOWTOPICVIEW and ALLOWTOPICCHANGE: Using WikiNames directly works, but if I specify a group name, the members of the group are not given the specified access.

I've configured the Wiki to use the normal TemplateLogin, TopicUserMapping and HtPasswdUser Users. I have not configured or changed anything else besides what I described above from the vanilla installation.

Either I'm missing something really simple or Foswiki 1.1.0 group access controls are seriously broken. Please advise.

-- PascalSchuppli - 12 Oct 2010

Duplicate of Item9809. no action required

-- KennethLavrsen - 17 Nov 2010

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Summary Group Access Control does not work in vanilla 1.1.0?
ReportedBy PascalSchuppli
Codebase 1.1.0
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r2 - 17 Nov 2010, KennethLavrsen
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