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Anonymous ACLs

Author: Jon Wood, jon@jellybob.co.uk
Date: 16th April, 2005

Introduction

Anonymous ACLs will provide a system that allows for people who aren’t logged in to perform certain actions, or be denied the right to perform actions.

One example of this is the comments system, which currently can either be on or off - anonymous ACLs would allow them to be set off for guest users, but on for logged in users for example.

They will use the existing ACL system wherever possible.

Implementation

This should be as simple as creating a user - probably with the name “Guest”, which is used to represent any user who isn’t logged in.

The UID of this user should probably be -1, representing a special user. Other negative UIDs will be reserved for future internal use.

 
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