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Item5670: wysiwygplugin doesn't work with windows logon

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-- TWiki:Main/JanCMeester - 30 May 2008

I have installed Twiki 4.2 on a windows server with apache on our intranet. User authentication is by windows login.

When we use the wysiwygplugin the user get no response. The following errormessage is from the apache errorlogfile:

[Fri May 30 09:17:02 2008] [error] [client] (OS 87)The parameter is incorrect. : authentication failure for "/twiki/bin/rest/WysiwygPlugin/tml2html": user unknown, reason: cannot generate context, referer: http://sap10030/twiki/bin/edit/Main/pellisLeftBar?templatetopic=TWiki.WebLeftBarPersonalTemplate&topicparent=pellis
[Fri May 30 09:17:42 2008] [error] [client] Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at d:/applic/TWiki/lib/TWiki.pm line 2408., referer: http://sap10030/twiki/bin/edit/Main/PellisLeftBar

How can I solve this problem?

No idea; I am able to use the TinyMCEPlugin on Windows without problems. To suggest a reason would require a lot more information. Which login manager are you using (Template, Apache, or another)? What version of TWiki are you running? What does "User authentication is by windows login" mean? (TWiki does not support user authentication by Windows login; unless you perhaps mean you are using mod_ntlm?)

-- CrawfordCurrie - 02 Aug 2008

I'm using Twiki 4.2.0 and Apache 2.2

may be this piece of httpd.conf is of interest:

   ## Password file for TWiki users
   #AuthUserFile d:/applic/TWiki/data/.htpasswd
   #AuthName 'Enter your WikiName: (First name and last name, no space, no dots, capitalized, e.g. JohnSmith). Cancel to register if you do not have one.'
   #AuthType Basic
   # Use SSPI
   AuthName "Equens TWiki Domain"
   AuthType SSPI
   SSPIAuth On
   SSPIAuthoritative On
   SSPIOfferBasic Off
   # SSPIBasicPreferred
   SSPIUsernameCase lower
   SSPIOmitDomain On
   require valid-user

-- TWiki:Main.JanCMeester - 07 Aug 2008

Not much help, I'm afraid. It suggests you are using Apache login, but that's just a guess. It would appear you are not the only person with this problem:


Conclusion; it's a problem with your Apache config. http://www.gknw.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=296&sid=6175a8899b5f8037bec5fa2deffcd4df may help.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 07 Aug 2008

Ok, so it seems an Apache related problem, I'll try to solve this with your suggestions. I need some time though because switching on and off different edit environments which may or may not work will put off the users. Anyway thank you for your input.

-- TWiki:Main.JanCMeester - 20 Aug 2008

Summary wysiwygplugin doesn't work with windows logon
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JanCMeester

SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Tue, 27 May 2008, build 16846
AppliesTo Extension
Component TinyMCEPlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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