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Managing the LWI Wiki

Access to the wiki is controlled by User Groups and Prefixes. See the following two sections on how to administrate the Groups and the Prefixes.

This page you are viewing is in the Board prefix. You can tell this by looking at the URL bar in your browser (note Board/ in the URL before the page name), or you can see the message at the top of the page saying this page is restricted.

Only members of the sysop group can make these changes.

Group Administration

As users create accounts you want to add them to the Group that they should belong to. This will give them appropriate access to the various sections of the Wiki.

Managing Groups

Login to your account and click on the Special:SpecialPages link here or in the left navigation under "Toolbox".

Once you're there, follow the link to Special:GroupsAdministration.

From here you can either add, delete, or edit any of the groups as well as add or delete users from the groups they are in.

As an example, say a new user signed up that was a member and their username was JohnDoe. You would go to the Groups administration area and click on the "Members" link. Then, you'll see a new input box. Type JohnDoe and then click Add User.

The JohnDoe user now has access to all Member data.

Prefix Administration

Prefixes are what we use to control access to content. Only users with the proper permissions will be able to access or edit any protected pages.

A few examples:

  • /ConferencePictures - this page would be viewable by anyone (because ConferencePictures is not a prefix).
  • /Members/QuizAnswers - this page would be viewable only by people in the "Members" group because the page has a prefix of /Members/
  • /Board/SecretMeeting - this page would be viewable only by people in the "Board" group.

Managing Prefixes

Login to your account and click on the Special:SpecialPages link here or in the left navigation under "Toolbox".

Once you're there, follow the link to Special:PrefixAdministration.

Type in a prefix name such as "SecretPrefix" and click on Add Prefix.

Then, click on SecretPrefix and you'll see a list of users and groups that are allowed to access SecretPrefix. If you wanted to allow the JohnDoe user access to the content under SecretPrefix you would type in his name and click on the "Add User" button. If you wanted to grant access to the "SecretMembers" group you would type in SecretMembers and click on "Add Group".

You will then have to choose what type of access they have by putting checks in the Read and Edit columns for each user or group, then click Save Settings.