Can I hide the System web
Some users have asked if they can "hide" the System web. It can be done, but there are a number of challenges. Generally we recommend not hiding the System web.
Below are some of the areas of Foswiki that will either need to be exceptions, or will encounter problems when System is hidden:
The System web is all of the Foswiki documentation
Everything on how to use Foswiki, from concepts and introductory material to detailed information is all in System. Note that even the "Help text" that shows up here and there in User webs, such as on the Search pages and in the editor, is %INCLUDEd from System. Users will see
Warning: Can't find topic System.MissingInfo
appearing in various topics. Help text include:
Templates and Skin topics are in System
Templates, like used in the CommentPlugin
, are read in from the System web. The CommentPlugin
will not be operational unless exceptions are made for the Comment templates. Skin topics, like the Left Bar, are all "%INCLUDEd" from System.
Operational topics include common layouts from System
Many topics that are generally identical across all webs are %INCLUDEs of the System topic. This includes:
The User Registration system requires access to the System web.
- Each user topic is defined by the UserForm
- Other registration related topic for general user include
And the ability to login from the WebLeftBar
User Registration, and the password change and reset topics are also in the System web.
| TopicClassification || FrequentlyAskedQuestion |
| Subject || Configure, Installation, Registration or Authentication or Authorisation, Security |
| Topic Summary || Information on hiding the System web |
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