Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:38:40 UTC
I might misunderstand something here, but it appears that if I set
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] = false
(intending to create an access-protected wiki), anonymous users cannot even get
to the Special:Userlogin page, which makes it impossible even for registered
users to access the wiki.
In this case, the Main_Page seems to get into an infinite 10-second refresh loop.
If this is indeed the way it is, I'm asking to be able to access to
Special:Userlogin even for anonymous users if $wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] =
If I misunderstand it, this bug is: "please fix the messages on screen in a way
that I understand how to log on as a registered user" ;-)
You need to set up $wgWhitelistRead to include the main page and login.
I modify my bug report then to the following:
1) Add a simple if-then-else in the DefaultSettings.php that sets
$wgWhitelistRead to an absolutely minimal list (e.g. Special:Userlogin only --
not sure what would be most appropriate, I leave that to people more
knowledgable than me, but I think it should exclude the Main_Page) so that the
hapless new user has a way out of the endless loop and can log on.
2) please insert brief instructions and default values into LocalSettings.php --
and fix the formatting in includes/DefaultSettings.php so it is clear that the
# User rights section
* Permission keys given to users in each group.
are part of the same subject.
Then this becomes an issue of documentation, not of code.