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From "Jim Willeke" <>
Subject Re: Adding memebers to groupdatabase.xml problem
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2008 11:42:41 GMT
We are using LDAP and have an attribute on the Users within LDAP to
implement the groups.

In out tomcat server.xml file:
			<Realm className="org.apache.catalina.realm.JNDIRealm" debug="10"

Then a typical user in LDAP:

Which represent the groups used within the Wiki.
(Ok we really use these same attributes for other apps too)

When a value is changed in LDAP, they are effective on the next login.

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Janne Jalkanen
<> wrote:
> Hi!
> JSPWiki assumes it owns the backend.  So changing the backend outside of
> JSPWiki system is simply not supported.  The fact that it happens to work in
> some cases is completely accidental.
> The only way to change this behaviour is to change the XMLGroupDatabase, or
> write your own GroupDatabase implementation.
> /Janne
> On 15 Aug 2008, at 00:26, anitasingh wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have installed jspwiki 2.4.102 on Websphere5.1 and Tomcat. It works
>> great
>> except one problem.
>> We add users and assign them to different groups through another existing
>> system. The existing system
>> updates the userdatabase.xml to add the user to wiki and also adds the
>> user
>> to chosen group in groupdatabase.xml.
>> When we add a new user to userdatabase.xml the user has immidiate login to
>> jspwiki but when we assign the user to a group,  his group privileges
>> doesn't work until we restart japwiki.
>> If we assign the user to a  group through jspwiki admin, we do not need to
>> restart wiki for the user to get his privileges.
>> Is this by design or I am missing something in configuration.
>> If its by design, what I can do to not have to restart jspwiki everytime
>> we
>> add a member to an existing group through another backend system.
>> Appreciate your help.
>> TIA
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Jim Willeke

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