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Bug 7720 - Feature request - restricted access to the history pages
Feature request - restricted access to the history pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-10-26 18:57 UTC by Lariel
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Lariel 2006-10-26 18:57:08 UTC
So far access to the edit pages can be restricted to logged-in users.
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;

Is such a feature also possible for the history pages? Something like:
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['history'] = false;
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-10-27 07:57:33 UTC
There would be about five million other ways to get at the data, making it a huge security 
hole if anyone relied on it. WONTFIX.
Comment 2 Lariel 2006-10-27 21:25:25 UTC
And there is no way to restrict access to all these ways? Is this so hard to
implement? I believe there are much more people how like to have the option to
use MediaWiki with a little bit more access restrictions. :/
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-10-27 21:29:44 UTC
Those people do not include the Wikimedia Foundation.  Ergo, not much effort is
going to be put into it by the developers.  We put out MediaWiki for people to
use should they feel like it, but the primary purpose is and has always been to
run Wikipedia and its sister sites, and so a rewrite of the permissions system
isn't going to happen for the sake of third parties.  Anyone can view pretty
much anything: that's a wiki.  Otherwise it's just a bad
collaboration-management tool.

I've heard Twiki has better access control, although I've never looked at it
myself.  Regardless, if this is what you want, look elsewhere.  These features
aren't being put in for the foreseeable future, if ever.
Comment 4 Lariel 2006-10-31 18:17:27 UTC
Thank you for the tip! :)

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