[Zope] Making users work

Jens Vagelpohl jens@digicool.com
Wed, 02 May 2001 07:51:02 -0400


there are user folders that can talk to windoze, you might want to look at
this product:


...or use the User management download section to browse all available user
folder combinations at:



On 5/2/01 1:43, "Malcolm Box" <malcolm.box@symbian.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As a Zope newbie (sorry!), I'm deeply confused by how to make users work
> the way I want.
> The site I am developing is an "ideas" site, where people can vote on
> ideas and post new ideas.  What I want to achieve is that everyone can
> access the content or vote anonymously, but to post they have to log
> in.  As this is an intranet site, the WinNT domain controller already
> has a list of every possible user and a password, so I want to use this
> to authenticate who people are, and I certainly don't want to have to
> create and maintain a Zope user for each and every person in the
> organization!
> When people try to post without logging in, I want to send them to a
> page explaining the login requirements and giving them a login form,
> rather than popping up a http authenticate dialog.
> To say that I have no clue how to go about this is an understatement.  I
> think there are three parts to this - one is the login form, the other
> is setting the right permissions on the posting form and the third is
> accessing the NT user database.  I've looked at LoginManager, acl_users
> and various howtos, but I can't work out how to put it all together,
> despite my feeling that it's all there somewhere :-)
> So could anyone outline how to go about this - pointers to dtml source,
> howtos etc gratefully received.
> Cheers,
> Malcolm
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