[xwiki-devs] anonymous user / custom authentication

Kevin P. Foote kpfoote at iup.edu
Mon Mar 14 17:47:30 UTC 2011


OK thanks .. that's working well .. for scenario 1)


Now .. even post restarts. I can not get the value to work when setting 

xwiki.authentication.loginpage=/where/mylogin/shouldgo  

Does this need to be set somewhere else as well?

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thanks
  kevin.foote

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Guillaume Lerouge wrote:

-> Hi Kevin,
-> 
-> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 16:33, Kevin P. Foote <kpfoote at iup.edu> wrote:
-> 
-> >
-> > Hi devs,
-> >
-> > In writing my own auth plugin I want the ability to run XWiki in
-> > anonymous browsing mode as well as the login request triggering my
-> > particular auth jar (much like xwiki.org - you can many pages w/out
-> > actually authenticating). I have two resulting questions.
-> >
-> > 1)
-> > Is there a magic user name in the form of XWiki."anonymous"/Guest etc..
-> > that I can return in my checkAuth? OR am I thinking about this
-> > incorrectly and xwiki already knows that this user is who the context is
-> > representing..
-> >
-> 
-> There's already the virtual XWiki.XWikiGuest .
-> 
-> #if($context.user == "XWiki.XWikiGuest")
-> some content
-> #end
-> 
-> will display content only for non-authenticated users for instance.
-> 
-> Guillaume
-> 
-> 2)
-> > I see in reading the xwiki.cfg and tutuorials on how to run your own
-> > authentication code that there is a way to override the login page
-> > within the config. Is there also a way to "override" the call to the
-> > login? I know in (cough,cough) confluence they have a seraph mechanism
-> > that you can override what the login action is... looking for something
-> > similar here..
-> > I've thought of perhaps using an apache rewrite rule on the
-> > login/XWikiLogin page to trigger my auth
-> >
-> > Thanks guys..
-> >
-> > ------
-> > thanks
-> >   kevin.foote
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