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Item5873: REVINFO shows unknown user instead of the author value when it cannot map.

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Engine   Urgent Closed   patch 4.2.1

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REVINFO now shows UnknownUser for topics last saved by a non registered user.

This is an absolute NO-NO for corporate use and a release blocker of the big ones.

We have discussed this before when the UnknownUser first materialized itself. It is not acceptable that you cannot see who edited a page. The whole soft security of TWiki is built on knowing who edited. And it is not a requirement to register when you use e.g. an LDAP authenticated site.

It is the change for Item5871 that caused it.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 03 Aug 2008

It turned out that I was running with $TWiki::cfg{PasswordManager} = 'TWiki::Users::HtPasswdUser'

When you run it set to None you see the Author. And that is the case where it is important.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 03 Aug 2008

Fixed it properly, honouring the {RenderLoggedInButUnknownUsers} setting as well. marking Waiting for Release because it's better than before!

-- CrawfordCurrie - 03 Aug 2008

Summary REVINFO shows unknown user instead of the author value when it cannot map.
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase 4.2.1, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sun, 03 Aug 2008, build 17280
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
Checkins TWikirev:17291 TWikirev:17292 TWikirev:17293 TWikirev:17294
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.2.1
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Topic revision: r8 - 2008-08-04 - KennethLavrsen
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