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Admin How-To

Bulk register new users (easiest way of adding users)

Change existing login name (e.g., from "KiWonYoon" to "kiwon"), manually modify:

  • TWikiUsers topic
  • /twiki/data/.htpasswd entry on server
Permanently delete a web (there is no web interface for this)

Admin To-Do

  • Find better search plugin and install.

Admin Log (only for Twiki notes, system notes go here: Clk1fAdminNotes)

  • Just checked in on TWiki performance. SearchEngineKinoSearchAddOn was accidentally switched on in configure. This was slowing down TWiki and generating long warning logs. We've never gotten this plugin to work. I'll probably remove it completely in the next upgrade.
  • Cleaned up logs
  • Backup of /home/webdir to external drive seems to be working well. Every night at 2am.
-- ZeeshAhmed - 2014-01-17

  • Backed up twiki on clk-1d using BackupRestorePlugin and unpacked on clk-1f.
  • Also copied over clk-1d:/home/polar/twiki/data/.htpasswd to clk-1f:/home/webdir/twiki/data/.
  • For clk-1f detailed log before transition, look at Clk1fAdminNotes
  • This twiki features a specially hacked batch upload, and LatexModePlugin
  • Since I didn't copy TWiki web, I had to copy UserCommentsTemplate from clk-1d to enable form entry for logbooks. See CommentPlugin for details.
-- ZeeshAhmed - 2013-04-22


  • Installed BatchUploadPlugin, but doesn't work because of some permissions issue -- BROKEN
-- ZeeshAhmed - 2012-03-19

  • Added a script to root's crontab on clk-1d that backs up the polar directory and the polar-drawings svn archive at 2200hrs daily to /media/disk-1. The script is /root/polar_backup.sh
-- ZeeshAhmed - 2012-02-21

  • Attempted installation of Image Gallery Plugin
  • Unzipped files, and noticed that ownership for several directories isn't apache:apache. Fixed the important directories; but perhaps this is the reason that kinosearch and other plugins didn't work?
  • This plugin requires the perl interface for Image Magick. Instructions here.
  • However, failed to install libjpeg-devel and libpng-devel. yum install not supported for our outdated OS, I believe, though I may be wrong. Didn't spend time figuring out how to do it. These are prereqs for Image Magick.
-- ZeeshAhmed - 2011-12-14

  • Modified TWikiPreferences to get rid of TWiki logo and copyright notices site-wide.
-- KiWonYoon - 2011-10-07

  • Created Kuo Group web. Viewable/editable only by KuoGroup members. Let's reserve Main web for system/admin uses only, as it holds site-wide preferences, user/group definitions, etc.
  • SitePermissions changed so only TWiki and Main webs are viewable for unregistered users, and users must belong to a user group to edit appropriate webs. Had to add TWikiRegistrationAgent to the Main web edit permission; new user registration confirm process fails otherwise.
  • Restarted sendmail on clk-1d with % sendmail -bd -q10s as root. Note this should be done every time clk-1d is rebooted.
-- KiWonYoon - 2011-10-04

-- KiWonYoon - 2011-10-03

-- ZeeshAhmed - 2011-09-30

-- KiWonYoon - 2011-09-29

-- KiWonYoon - 2011-09-28

  • Disabled subwebs in configuration for faster Apache performance.
  • Enabled LoginName in configuration.
    • New registrants specify the login name (e.g., "polar").
    • To change existing login name (e.g., from "KiWonYoon" to "kiwon"), manually modify TWikiUsers topic and /twiki/data/.htpasswd entry.
  • Created BICEP3 web. Note there is no web admin interface for permanently deleting webs. See http://it-nonwhizzos.blogspot.com/2010/03/deleting-twiki-web.html.
  • Created PolarGuest user with login name "polar" and same passwd as old clk-1d website.
-- KiWonYoon - 2011-09-27
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