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Semantic ACL doesn't work due to Whitelist?

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i have installed the Semantic Media Wiki and the SemanticACL extensions today. Sadly i didn't get it to work properly, which is probable my fault. What i have done so far:

1. Added following lines to the LocalSettings.php

  1. wfLoadExtension( 'SemanticACL' );

require_once "$IP/extensions/SemanticACL/SemanticACL.php"; (i tried both lines)

enableSemantics( 'Wikiname' );

$smwgNamespacesWithSemanticLinks[NS_MAIN] = true; $smwgNamespacesWithSemanticLinks[NS_Test1] = true;

2. I created a page inside the main namespace which contains the following lines:

The User Acltest has normally no rights to edit a page in this namespace and my hope was to give him the rights on this page using your extension. But it doesn't work for me. I also gave him the SMW-Administrator and SMW-Kurator rights but nothing changed. I think it has to do with the whitelist because i can't understand for what this line is used. Is it a page inside the wiki or a special param? Does anybody have an idea what went wrong? Thx in advance.

Tinss (talkcontribs)


You say that the user Acltest has no rights to edit the page. What is the feature that prevents the user from editing? Is it another extension? A MediaWiki feature?

Please also provide the wikicode you used to whitelist that user for editing the page. (talkcontribs)

Sorry forget that code:

<div style="display:none">
[[Editable by ::whitelist]]
[[Editable by user::User:Acltest]]

The feature that prevent the user from editing should be this LocalSetting param: $wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = false;

Tinss (talkcontribs)

The code you provided is correct.

However, I'm pretty sure restrictions from MediaWiki will override those of SemanticACL. I don't really know how one would go about preventing edit access to all pages but one. MediaWiki's design is more toward's openness rather than restriction.

Maybe if you can define basic rights in Extension:Header Footer so they can apply to all pages? Be careful though, this will disable caching for all pages in your wiki. (talkcontribs)

Thx for your help, Tinss. I will have to take a look into that Extension.

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