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From "Bob Paige" <>
Subject Re: permissions question
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2008 14:07:29 GMT

Thanks for the links. BTW, that last one (WikiPermissions) is blank :)


On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Janne Jalkanen <>wrote:

> Unfortunately the page at
> is woefully out of date.  Please see
> (We would need someone to really go through all pages and figure out what
> is obsolete and what is not - we moved documentation to doc.jspwiki.orgquite a while
ago, but loads of old pages still remain.)
> /Janne
> On Dec 3, 2008, at 19:56 , Bob Paige wrote:
>  Up til now we have one JSPWiki in-house for use by development. But now we
>> are finding that some of the assumptions made by engineering need to be
>> documented for customer service (CS) and the trainers. These assumptions
>> are
>> being documented in the dev wiki, but we are looking for the best way to
>> make them available to CS and I'd like opinions.
>> Optimally, I restrict which pages the CS people can see by some rule.
>> Since
>> I am planning on a single "CustomerService" page as the entry-point for CS
>> people, fashioning a rule that only allowed them to see pages that link to
>> the "CustomerService" page would be good.
>> Option 1: send 'em a link
>> The simplest thing to do would be to show them where the wiki is and have
>> at
>> it. As long as they don't login, they can't change anything.
>> The downside to this approach is that CS may stumble upon dev-oriented
>> wiki
>> pages which could lead to more questions ("what does this mean?") or,
>> worst-case, CS tells the customer something based on their (potentially
>> flawed) intrepetation of what they find there.
>> Option 2: assign permissions on each page
>> This page ( says you can only
>> specify edit permissions, and what I would want is the ability to indicate
>> which pages the CS person could view
>> Downsides:
>> - doesn't seem to provide what I need
>> - would require adding the permission to every page I want excluded
>> Option 3: write a filter
>> I could write a filter that does what I described above; if the page
>> doesn't
>> link to the "CustomerService" page, don't let them see it.
>> Downside:
>> - gotta write the filter (not too hard)
>> - if we want the CS people to add pages in the future, how well would this
>> work?
>> Option 4: separate wiki
>> I could easily create a separate wiki for the CS people.
>> Downside: dev people would have to switch to the other wiki to create the
>> pages for it, which goes against my whole motivation in doing this.
>> Thoughts?
>> --
>> Bobman

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