Updated description of webusers file to the behaviour since ezmlm-web v3.3.

Thanks to Daniele for the hint!
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lars 13 years ago
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      man/webusers.5

@ -146,10 +146,10 @@ OVERVIEW:
Direct links to a specifc domain use the following format:
http://BASE_URL/ezmlm-web?domain=foo
Note that since version 3.3 webusers file has to explictly let users create
and manage lists. If you are relying on the user beeing able to create lists
if no webusers file exists, then you will have to explicitly create one with
the appropiate permissions.
Note that since version 3.3 webusers file has to explicitly allow certain
users to create and manage lists. If you are relying on the user beeing able
to create lists if no webusers file exists, then you will have to explicitly
create one with the appropiate permissions.
7. Copy the stylesheet files (/usr/local/share/ezmlm-web/www-data/*.css)
to a location of your choice. It has to be accessible by an URL - maybe

@ -91,9 +91,8 @@ You can download clearsilver (a templating engine) from http://clearsilver.net.
III. Multi-Level Access
=======================
Ezmlm-web has a multi-level access system. This depends on a file called
webusers being present in $LIST_DIR. If the file is not present, then ANY
valid user has access to all lists. If, however, this file exists a number
of constraints come into place.
webusers being present in $LIST_DIR. If the file is not present, then NO
user has access to any list. In other words: this file is mandatory.
- The webusers file is scanned for either the list name (case insensitive) or
an ALL (case sensitive) entry.
@ -108,9 +107,9 @@ through the web interface, as this depends on your authentication system.
The format of a webusers file is as follows:
list1: user1 user2 user3
ALL: user1 user2
list2: ALL
list1: user1 user2 user3
ALL: user1 user2
list2: ALL
Once this file exists, the ezmlm-web script will allow the list users to
configure their access lists along with any other options.
@ -118,7 +117,7 @@ configure their access lists along with any other options.
You can permit some users to create lists by adding a line similar to the
following to your webusers file:
ALLOW_CREATE: user2 user3
ALLOW_CREATE: user2 user3
If there is no line starting with "ALLOW_CREATE:" in the webusers file, then
no one will be allowed to create lists. This behaviour is new for ezmlm-web
@ -130,6 +129,12 @@ the same effect in a cleaner way.
You find the details of the format of webusers (5) file in the respective
manpage.
If you just want to have the most simply (and most dangerous) access settings,
then you could just use the following as a starter:
ALL: ALL
ALLOW_CREATE: ALL
IV. Multilingual interface
==========================

@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
.TH webusers 5 "April 02007" "ezmlm-web" "access configuration file"
.TH webusers 5 "January 02010" "ezmlm-web" "access configuration file"
.SH NAME
webusers \- define the access permissions for a directory of lists
.SH DESCRIPTION
@ -6,12 +6,15 @@ webusers \- define the access permissions for a directory of lists
\fBwebusers\fR contains the access definitions for the lists below a certain
directory.
.PP
This file is optional. The actions of users are unrestricted, if the
\fBwebusers\fR file does not exist. Be careful when using this setting.
This file is required for every installation. Otherwise no lists are available.
This behaviour was introduced in ezmlm-web v3.3.
.PP
A webusers file is only useful if you can request some kind of authentication
A webusers file is most useful if you can request some kind of authentication
from the user. Usually this should be done via http-authentication. See
the INSTALL file for more details.
.PP
Below you find an example of a \fBwebusers\fR file, that grants full access to
everyone. Be careful when using this setup.
.SH LOCATION
By default the \fBwebusers\fR file is located in the same directory as the
mailing lists. This can be adjusted with the setting \fIWEBUSERS_FILE\fR in
@ -19,7 +22,6 @@ the configuration file ezmlmwebrc (5). Read its manpage for details.
.SH FILE FORMAT
.IP "The file consists of lines of the following form:"
.sp
.nf
LISTNAME: USER1 USER2
.PP
Empty lines and lines starting with a '#' are ignored. The same goes for
@ -44,17 +46,24 @@ users: arb
members: ALL
ALL: root
ALLOW_CREATE: root guy
.fi
.IP "A simple setup without restrictions (dangerous!):"
.sp
.nf
ALL: ALL
ALLOW_CREATE: ALL
.fi
.PP
In the example above, the users \fIroot\fR and \fIguy\fR are allowed to create
new lists.
.PP
Every authenticated user may configure the list \fImembers\fR.
Everyone may configure the list \fImembers\fR.
.PP
The user \fIroot\fR can manage all mailing lists.
The user \fIroot\fR can manage and create every mailing list.
.SH AUTHOR
Written by Lars Kruse
.SH "REPORTING BUGS"
Report bugs to <devel@sumpfralle.de>
.SH COPYRIGHT
Copyright \(co 02007 Lars Kruse
Copyright \(co 02010 Lars Kruse

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