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Release status: beta
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See SVN ($Id: PermissionFunctions.doc.wikitext 492 2007-10-10 16:27:42Z jeanlou.dupont $)
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Provides a collection of permission management functionality.
- Magic Word 'checkPermission' : verifies if 'user' is allowed 'right' and if *not* then the page 'Permission Error' is served.
- This function is rather useful for building 'forms'
- Rather only helpful when used in a 'ParserPhase2' context (e.g. (($#checkpermission|edit$)) )
- Static function 'getpermissionline'
- Meant to be itereated with using 'ForeachFunction' magic words
E.g. check to see if the current user has the 'edit' right
- StubManager extension
See the Mediawiki Extension table entry "download" above.
Extension:ExtensionManager: See footnote
- Add the following to LocalSettings.php, if the extension was downloaded from Jean-Lou Dupont's MediaWiki SVN directory (link in the download entry of the table above):
require_once( "$IP/extensions/ParserExt/ParserExt.php" );
- Since this Extensions is depending on StubManager, add the line after the StubManager include, or else your Wiki won't work.
Upgrades through PEAR 
Sometimes, it is necessary to clear PEAR's cache in order to perform upgrades.
or use the force method:
PEAR Web Frontend 
RSS feed 
To keep up-to-date with this channel, use the following RSS feed__.
Consult User Jldupont's page.
- The most recent release is always available through the extension's PEAR and SVN repositories. This page is not necessarily up-to-date.
- Extension:ExtensionManager does not require any modification to LocalSettings.php because ExtensionManager includes the extension.
Note that if PHP code caching is in place (e.g. APC, eAccelerator), then to successfully complete the installation a cache flush might be needed.
- Modifications to
LocalSettings.phpis only necessary if not using Extension:ExtensionManager
- Added setting of contextual variable upon permission error
- Added clearing of page's text upon permission error