[ZWeb] ANN: zope wiki edits now require authentication

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Fri May 13 15:32:57 EDT 2011

Dear all,

edit spam across the wiki.zope.org wikis, gradually increasing over  
the years, has reached multiple incidents per day, multiple days per  
month. Current cleanup procedures take too much time (and are not 100%  
thorough - spam remains in history) and I don't want to spend time  
developing cleverer defenses. Therefore, from today making changes on  
any of the wiki.zope.org wikis requires authentication (a zwiki  
username cookie is no longer enough.)

This marks the transition of our wikis from those early, lowest- 
possible-barrier-to-entry wiki days, to the modern era of mandatory  
access control. :-/

Since there is no member management software in place to allow you to  
self-register, to get a login you'll need to either

- ask an admin to make one for you. The current wiki.zope.org admin  
users are: Simon Michael, Andreas Jung, Baiju Muthukadan, Sascha  
Welter, Michael Haubenwallner, Fred Drake, Jim Fulton, Ken Manheimer,  
Kevin Teague.

- use this generic login: zope, zope. The downside of using this a lot  
is that edit history will become less useful.

Also, on wikis using the default skin (all but the zope3 wiki), to  
trigger a login prompt you'll need to manually visit some restricted  
url. Eg append /editform to any page, like so: http://wiki.zope.org/zope2/Zope2Wiki/editform

I hope this will stop the spam, and not inconvenience editors too  
much. Please let me know if you have authenticated and still can't edit.

If you are interested in improving this setup, doing any other  
maintenance of the zope wikis, or taking over as zope wiki czar -  
please step forward! I'd be happy to mentor and provide all needed  


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