On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 09:57, Paul Harris <harris...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 June 2011 15:49, Thomas Mortagne <thomas.morta...@xwiki.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 09:39, Asiri Rathnayake
>> <asiri.rathnay...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:15 AM, Paul Harris <harris...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi guys,
>> >>
>> >> I installed the "Admin Tools" plugin
>> >> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Extension/AdminTools
>> >>
>> >> And found that half the stuff didn't work anyway.
>> >>
>> >> Regardless, carrying on, I am hoping the User Rights tool will be
>> helpful,
>> >> however it can't seem to check the most important user:
>> >> the Unregistered User
>> >>
>> >> And what is worse, I discovered by accident that the Unregistered User
>> can
>> >> access the space!
>> >> For example, an unregistered user can access the /xwiki/Admin/RunQuery
>> >> page,
>> >> which could be used to run queries directly on the database, for example
>> >> select * from xwikipreferences
>> >>
>> >> Does this give anyone else a heart attack too??
>> >>
>> >
>> > I don't think this "extension" is part of the standard XE/XEM release.
>> You
>> > should be careful when installing extensions.
>>
>> Yes this extension is a contribution and is not written or supported
>> by the XWiki Core team.
>>
>>
>
> It was suggested in the official XWiki Upgrade documentation,
> see bottom of page here:
> http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/AdminGuide/Installation
>
> I assumed the core team would only mention quality extensions in
> documentation like that.
>
>
>
>
>
>> >> WHY is there no default "cannot view unless admin says so" mode?
>> >> This is a problem with all of my spaces.  When I create a space, I want
>> to
>> >> then have to go and ALLOW people to access it.  Not open by default,
>> that
>> >> is
>> >> much harder to configure.
>> >>
>> >
>> > It's a wiki, and wikis are supposed to be open by default. If the the
>> > default behaviour is "closed", it would be hard for a normal user to
>> create
>> > a space and allow other users to contribute content (he'll have to wait
>> for
>> > the admin to open that space).
>> >
>> > This is only my personal understanding and I'm not a professional XWiki
>> > user, so let's wait for some other views as well.
>>
>> Yes it's exactly that, wiki that only an admin can contribute to is
>> not a wiki... maybe a CMS.
>>
>>
> That is not my point.
>
> The wiki is open for editing, but only to registered users, and some spaces
> are only available to a subset of those users.   Its mostly to prevent
> vandalism, plus some pages people want to only share with their particular
> group of users.
>
> There may be many many users, and if its "open by default" then it becomes
> more difficult to figure out who could have access to what.
>
>
>
>> Also making default XE distribution private is very easy you just have
>> to setup global rights and you are done for the whole wiki.
>>
>>
> How do I do that ?

Go to the general right management UI and only give rights to admin
group (no need to use deny, just set blank), that will implicitly
remove theses right for any other user. That's why users don't have
admin right for example in a default XE even if guest have it when you
did not yet imported XE and its default right configuration. Then you
can give specific rights space by space.

Don't forget to give view right on XWiki space for users since a lot
of default applications actually have there code there so user need to
be able to view/execute it.

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