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Release status: stable

Implementation User rights, Special page
Description Adds 'read' level permission on a per-page basis.
Author(s) jlduponttalk
Latest version 2.0
MediaWiki tested 1.8.2,1.9.3
License No license specified
Download No link
Hooks used


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Purpose[edit | edit source]

This extension adds 'read' level permission on a per-page basis. An 'author' membership is required for the user to 'read' the protected page. The extension adds functionality to the existing 'protect' function of MW.

Please read about security issues with authorization extensions

Source Code[edit | edit source]

This extension is no longer maintained and source code is no longer available for download. The code can be copied from below. The HNP Extension is recommended instead.

Dependencies[edit | edit source]

Code[edit | edit source]

 * @author Jean-Lou Dupont -- www.bluecortex.com
 * @package MediaWiki
 * @subpackage Extensions
 * <b>Purpose:</b>  This extension adds a 'read' restriction to protected article.
 * Only the users with the 'author' permission can 'read' the protected article.
 * The extension adds functionality to the existing 'protect' function of MW. 
 * Installation:
 * include("extensions/AuthorRestriction.php");
 * V1.1   
 *  - Corrected shortcoming when dealing with non-'read' actions.
 * v1.2
 *  - Changed loading order of extension in order to integrate better
 *    with other Namespace Permission type extensions.
 * -- Moved to SVN management
 * v2.0 - Integration with ArticleEx to get rid of patch in Article.php
 *        (almost complete re-write)

$wgExtensionFunctions[] = 'AuthorRestrictionSetup';
global $wgHooks;
$wgHooks['SpecialVersionExtensionTypes'][] = 'AuthorRestrictionSpecialPage' ;

function AuthorRestrictionSetup()
	global $wgMessageCache, $wgRestrictionTypes, $wgRestrictionLevels, $wgHooks ;

	$wgRestrictionTypes[] =      'read';
	$wgMessageCache->addMessage( 'restriction-read' ,    'Read' );
	$wgMessageCache->addMessage( 'protect-level-author', 'Authors Only' );
	$wgRestrictionLevels[] =     'author';
	global $wgHooks;
	$wgHooks['ArticleViewExBegin'][] = 'AuthorRestrictionUserCan';
	global $wgExtensionCredits;
	$wgExtensionCredits['other'][] = array(
		'name'    => "AuthorRestriction",
		'version' => 'v2.0 $LastChangedRevision: 63 $',
		'author'  => 'Jean-Lou Dupont [http://www.bluecortex.com]',
		'description' => 'ArticleEx extension status: '

function AuthorRestrictionUserCan( &$article )
  global $action, $wgUser;
  # if the action is not related to a 'view' (i.e. 'read') request, get out.
  if ($action != 'view')
   return true;  #don't stop processing the hook chain

  // Load any restriction associated with the 'read' right
  $r = $article->mTitle->getRestrictions('read');
  // If 'author' restriction is active, then check for 'author' right
  if ( in_array('author', $r) === true ) 
    // Does the user belongs in the 'author' group?
  	#if ( !in_array('author', $user->getGroups()) )
  	if ( !in_array('author', $wgUser->getGroups()) )
		global $wgOut;
		$wgOut->setPageTitle( wfMsg( 'badaccess' ) );
		$wgOut->addWikiText( wfMsg( 'badaccess-group0' ) );
  return true; # don't stop processing hook chain.
function AuthorRestrictionSpecialPage()
	global $wgExtensionCredits;

	if (class_exists('ArticleExClass'))
		$result = 'Found -- Author Restriction extension operational!';
		$result = '<b>not found -- Author Restriction extension not operational!</b>';

	foreach ( $wgExtensionCredits['other'] as $index => &$el )
		if ($el['name']=='AuthorRestriction')