Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Wiki Groups

These groups can be used to define fine grained AccessControl in Foswiki:

GroupSorted descending Members
UnauthGuestsGroup WikiGuest TWikiGuest UnknownUser
ProjectGroup Administrator jpmg1 jal58 rff22 dsu21 las54 deg29 pr374
NobodyGroup  
BaseGroup AdminUser WikiGuest UnknownUser ProjectContributor RegistrationAgent
AdminGroup AdminUser Administrator jpmg1 jal58 pr374

New Group:  
  warning Note: A group topic name must be a WikiWord and must end in ...Group. New topics are based on GroupTemplate

IMPORTANT NOTE: Think twice before restricting write access to a web or a topic, because an open system where everybody can contribute is the essence of WikiCulture. Experience shows that unrestricted write access works very well because:

  • There is enough peer pressure to post only appropriate content.
  • Content does not get lost because topics are under revision control.
  • A topic revision can be undone by a member of the AdminGroup if necesssary.


Related topics: AccessControl, WebPreferences, WikiUsers, WikiCulture