Extension:Access Control List

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This extension was developed by Ontoprise Gmbh, that filed for bankruptcy during 2012. As of February 11, 2013, their website, smwplus.net, has been down for several months.
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Access Control List

Release status: unmaintained

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Implementation User rights
Description The Access Control List is an extension that allows the convenient protection of wiki contents.
Author(s) ontoprise GmbH
Latest version 1.7.0 (2012-04-25)
MediaWiki 1.17.2
License GPL
Download download from sourceforge

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With the Access Control List extension (ACLe) you can restrict the access to different elements of your wiki for single users or entire user groups. It allows to easily configure and manage custom rights via a comprehensive GUI. Main features of the Access Control List extension are:

  • Access management to system features via graphical user interface.
  • Protection of namespaces (e.g. for pages in the 'template' namespace), categories (e.g. for articles in the category 'confidential') and single wiki pages.
  • Definition of user groups, "groups of groups" and group hierarchies.
  • Import and re-use of users and groups via LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).
  • Combination of own permission sets out of system features.
  • Assignment of permission sets to groups or individual users.
  • Protection of semantic properties (e.g. to restrict access to the property 'salary').

The specific features of the ACLe are also listed at the page Category:Page specific user rights extensions.

The ACLe has been developed within Project Halo and is part of the MW-based distribution SMW+.

Download & Documentation[edit | edit source]

A stable release of ACLe can be downloaded from sourceforge.

A manual on how to use and configure the ACLe is available here. You can also visit the product page for more information.

SMW+ and the SMW+ Extension Suite[edit | edit source]

DIQA Projektmanagement GmbH also distributes a pre-configured and free easy-to-install bundle named "SMW+" containing MediaWiki, SMW, Halo and further useful extensions. It also allows installing the Access Control List extension via the web based

Get more information at the official SMW+ info page.

Known issue[edit | edit source]

The current version of this extension is not compatible with Extension:WikiEditor. The Access Control List extension has its own Toolbar and it has a conflict with the WikiEditor toolbar. A temporary solution is described here.