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Item4246: Too many confusing admin settings now in configure

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I am getting very confused about the many admin settings now in configure.

And it seems they do not do what you would expect from them. It also seems the help text is not correct because in one instance the help text is a 100% copy/paste of another setting.

# **STRING 20 EXPERT**
# An admin user login is is required by the install script for some addons and 
# plugins, usually to gain write access to the TWiki web.
# If you change this you risk making topics uneditable.
$TWiki::cfg{AdminUserWikiName} = 'TWikiAdminGroup';

# **STRING 20 EXPERT**
# An admin user login is is required by the install script for some addons and 
# plugins, usually to gain write access to the TWiki web.
# If you change this you risk making topics uneditable.
$TWiki::cfg{AdminUserLogin} = 'admin';  

# **STRING 20 EXPERT**
# Group of users that can use special action=repRev and action=delRev
# on =save= and ALWAYS have edit powers. See TWiki.TWikiDocumentation
# for an explanation of twiki groups. This user will also run all the
# standard cron jobs, such as statistics and mail notification.
# <b>Make sure you edit this topic if you enable authentication</b>
$TWiki::cfg{SuperAdminGroup} = 'TWikiAdminGroup';

The text for AdminUserLogin needs to be updated. And am I right that this setting is only used in the Base user mapping?

I think 4.2 is becoming a bit confusing now and requires too much inside knowledge of different user mapping schemes.

As a new admin I would expect to put my login name $TWiki::cfg{AdminUserLogin} and wikiname in $TWiki::cfg{AdminUserWikiName} to define the admin user but this is not at all the case with the normal default user mapping where the admin user needs to be set to the name of a group???! and the $TWiki::cfg{AdminUserLogin} probably has no function at all??? Or am I wrong. I am totally confused about this.

And then on top of it the $TWiki::cfg{SuperAdminGroup} which in reality is the real admin definition. Or is it?

And the help text "An admin user login is is required by the install script for some addons and plugins, usually to gain write access to the TWiki web. If you change this you risk making topics uneditable." Is this actually a correct statement? And what does it mean? If this is true these settings should be renamed to state their purpose.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 14 Jun 2007

Must be doccoed for 4.2. Raised to urgent and thrown at Sven

CC

proposed changing the names in Bugs.Item2108 , and re-wrote the docco a little. Think we can track it over there.

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 19 Jul 2007

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Summary Too many confusing admin settings now in configure
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Wed, 13 Jun 2007, build 14110
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Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor

Checkins TWikirev:14434
TargetRelease n/a
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Topic revision: r5 - 2007-07-19 - TWikiUserMapping_SvenDowideit
 
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