TWiki - can't create new webs

Bug #708656 reported by Dan Kruitz on 2011-01-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
TurnKey Linux
Fix Released
Alon Swartz

Bug Description

Have installed the new TWiki ("version TWiki-5.0.1, Sun, 10 Oct 2010, build 19570, Plugin API version 1.3")
and get the following error when attempting to create a new web:
"Access check on Main.WebHome failed. Action "CHANGE": access not allowed on root. "

Jeremy Davis (jedmeister) wrote :

Seems like the bug occurs because the TKL created 'AdminUser' account does not quite have full admin privileges (this is my assumption - not based on research).

There has been a fix proposed here:

There is also a temporary workaround noted on that thread as well (although obviously the fix is the better way to go).

Changed in turnkeylinux:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Alon Swartz (alonswartz) wrote :

As always, thanks for reporting the issue. I've committed a fix which will be included in the upcoming release.
The fix is actually quite simple, and not sure how the bug got through our testing.

To fix this issue in currently deployed appliances, add the AdminUser to the TWikiAdminGroup:


- * Set GROUP = TWikiAdminUser
+ * Set GROUP = TWikiAdminUser AdminUser

Changed in turnkeylinux:
assignee: nobody → Alon Swartz (alonswartz)
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in turnkeylinux:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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