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Wiki Config

Wiki Config Help

Access control lists

ACLs control who may do what, see HelpOnAccessControlLists.

Variable name Default Description
acl_hierarchic False True to use hierarchical ACLs
acl_rights_after u'' ACL that is processed after the on-page/default ACL
acl_rights_before u'' ACL that is processed before the on-page/default ACL
acl_rights_default ... ACL used if no ACL is specified on the page
acl_rights_valid ... Valid tokens for right sides of ACL entries.

Authentication / Authorization / Security settings

Variable name Default Description
DesktopEdition False if True, give all local users special powers - only use this for a local desktop wiki!
SecurityPolicy None Class object hook for implementing security restrictions or relaxations
actions_excluded ... Exclude unwanted actions (list of strings)
allow_xslt False if True, enables XSLT processing via 4Suite (note that this enables anyone with enough know-how to insert arbitrary HTML into your wiki, which is why it defaults to False)
auth [MoinAuth()] list of auth objects, to be called in this order (see HelpOnAuthentication)
auth_methods_trusted ['http', 'xmlrpc_applytoken'] authentication methods for which users should be included in the special "Trusted" ACL group.
password_checker _default_password_checker checks whether a password is acceptable (default check is length >= 6, at least 4 different chars, no keyboard sequence, not username used somehow (you can switch this off by using `None`)
secrets None Either a long shared secret string used for multiple purposes or a dict {"purpose": "longsecretstring", ...} for setting up different shared secrets for different purposes. If you don't setup own secret(s), a secret string will be auto-generated from other config settings.
superuser [] List of trusted user names with wiki system administration super powers (not to be confused with ACL admin rights!). Used for e.g. software installation, language installation via SystemPagesSetup and more. See also HelpOnSuperUser.

Backup settings

These settings control how the backup action works and who is allowed to use it.

Variable name Default Description
backup_compression 'gz' What compression to use for the backup ("gz" or "bz2").
backup_exclude ... Function f(filename) that tells whether a file should be excluded from backup. By default, nothing is excluded.
backup_include [] List of pathes to backup.
backup_users [] List of trusted user names who are allowed to get a backup.

Editor related

Variable name Default Description
edit_locking 'warn 10' Editor locking policy: None, 'warn <timeout in minutes>', or 'lock <timeout in minutes>'
edit_rows 20 Default height of the edit box
edit_ticketing True
editor_default 'text' Editor to use by default, 'text' or 'gui'
editor_force False if True, force using the default editor
editor_ui 'freechoice' Editor choice shown on the user interface, 'freechoice' or 'theonepreferred'
page_license_enabled False if True, show a license hint in page editor.
page_license_page u'WikiLicense' Page linked from the license hint. [Unicode]

Mail settings

These settings control outgoing and incoming email from and to the wiki.

Variable name Default Description
mail_from None Used as From: address for generated mail.
mail_import_pagename_envelope u'%s' Use this to add some fixed prefix/postfix to the generated target pagename.
mail_import_pagename_regex '\\[\\[([^\\]]*)\\]\\]' Regular expression used to search for target pagename specification.
mail_import_pagename_search ['subject', 'to'] Where to look for target pagename specification.
mail_import_subpage_template u'$from-$date-$subject' Create subpages using this template when importing mail.
mail_import_wiki_addrs [] Target mail addresses to consider when importing mail
mail_login None 'username userpass' for SMTP server authentication (None = don't use auth).
mail_sendmail None sendmail command to use for sending mail (None = don't use sendmail)
mail_smarthost None Address of SMTP server to use for sending mail (None = don't use SMTP server).

OpenID Server

These settings control the built-in OpenID Identity Provider (server).

Variable name Default Description
openid_server_enable_user False If True, the OpenIDUser processing instruction is allowed.
openid_server_enabled False True to enable the built-in OpenID server.
openid_server_restricted_users_group None If set to a group name, the group members are allowed to use the wiki as an OpenID provider. (None = allow for all users)

Special page names

Variable name Default Description
page_category_regex ... Pagenames exactly matching this regex are regarded as Wiki categories [Unicode]
page_dict_regex u'(?P<all>(?P<key>\\S+)Dict)' Pagenames exactly matching this regex are regarded as pages containing variable dictionary definitions [Unicode]
page_front_page u'HelpOnLanguages' Name of the front page. We don't expect you to keep the default. Just read HelpOnLanguages in case you're wondering... [Unicode]
page_group_regex u'(?P<all>(?P<key>\\S+)Group)' Pagenames exactly matching this regex are regarded as pages containing group definitions [Unicode]
page_local_spelling_words u'LocalSpellingWords' Name of the page containing user-provided spellchecker words [Unicode]
page_template_regex ... Pagenames exactly matching this regex are regarded as pages containing templates for new pages [Unicode]


Variable name Default Description
cache_dir None Directory for caching, by default computed from data_dir/cache.
data_dir './data/' Path to the data directory containing your (locally made) wiki pages.
data_underlay_dir './underlay/' Path to the underlay directory containing distribution system and help pages.
docbook_html_dir ... Path to the directory with the Docbook to HTML XSLT files (optional, used by the docbook parser). The default value is correct for Debian Etch.
plugin_dir None Plugin directory, by default computed to be data_dir/plugin.
plugin_dirs [] Additional plugin directories.
shared_intermap None Path to a file containing global InterWiki definitions (or a list of such filenames)
user_dir None Directory for user storage, by default computed to be data_dir/user.

Session settings

Session-related settings, see HelpOnSessions.

Variable name Default Description
anonymous_session_lifetime None Session lifetime [h] of users who are not logged in (None = disable anon sessions).
cookie_domain None Domain used in the session cookie. (None = do not specify domain).
cookie_lifetime 12 Session lifetime [h] of logged-in users (see HelpOnSessions for details).
cookie_path None Path used in the session cookie (None = auto-detect).
cookie_secure None Use secure cookie. (None = auto-enable secure cookie for https, True = ever use secure cookie, False = never use secure cookie).
session_handler session.DefaultSessionHandler() See HelpOnSessions.
session_id_handler session.MoinCookieSessionIDHandler() Only used by the DefaultSessionHandler, see HelpOnSessions.


These settings help limiting ressource usage and avoiding abuse.

Variable name Default Description
antispam_master_url ... where antispam security policy fetches spam pattern updates (if it is enabled)
hosts_deny [] List of denied IPs; if an IP ends with a dot, it denies a whole subnet (class A, B or C)
surge_action_limits ... Surge protection tries to deny clients causing too much load/traffic, see /SurgeProtection.
surge_lockout_time 3600 time [s] someone gets locked out when ignoring the warnings
textchas None Spam protection setup using site-specific questions/answers, see HelpOnTextChas.
textchas_disabled_group None Name of a group of trusted users who do not get asked TextCha questions.
ua_spiders ... A regex of HTTP_USER_AGENTs that should be excluded from logging and are not allowed to use actions.
unzip_attachments_count 101 max. number of files which are extracted from the zip file
unzip_attachments_space 200000000.0 max. total amount of bytes can be used to unzip files [bytes]
unzip_single_file_size 2000000.0 max. size of a single file in the archive which will be extracted [bytes]

Style / Theme / UI related

These settings control how the wiki user interface will look like.

Variable name Default Description
changed_time_fmt '%H:%M' Time format used on RecentChanges for page edits within the last 24 hours
chart_options None If you have gdchart, use something like chart_options = {'width': 720, 'height': 540}
date_fmt '%Y-%m-%d' System date format, used mostly in RecentChanges
datetime_fmt '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S' Default format for dates and times (when the user has no preferences or chose the "default" date format)
edit_bar ... list of edit bar entries
history_count (100, 200) number of revisions shown for info/history action (default_count_shown, max_count_shown)
html_pagetitle None Allows you to set a specific HTML page title (if None, it defaults to the value of sitename)
interwiki_preferred [] In dialogues, show those wikis at the top of the list.
interwikiname None unique and stable InterWiki name (prefix, moniker) of the site, or None
logo_string None The wiki logo top of page, HTML is allowed (<img> is possible as well) [Unicode]
navi_bar ... Most important page names. Users can add more names in their quick links in user preferences. To link to URL, use u"[url link title]", to use a shortened name for long page name, use u"[LongLongPageName title]". To use page names with spaces, use u"[page_name_with_spaces any title]" [list of Unicode strings]
page_credits ... list with html fragments with logos or strings for crediting.
page_footer1 '' Custom HTML markup sent before the system footer.
page_footer2 '' Custom HTML markup sent after the system footer.
page_header1 '' Custom HTML markup sent before the system header / title area but after the body tag.
page_header2 '' Custom HTML markup sent after the system header / title area (and body tag).
page_iconbar ... list of icons to show in iconbar, valid values are only those in page_icons_table. Available only in classic theme.
page_icons_table ... dict of {'iconname': (url, title, icon-img-key), ...}. Available only in classic theme.
show_hosts True if True, show host names and IPs. Set to False to hide them.
show_interwiki False if True, let the theme display your interwiki name
show_names True if True, show user names in the revision history and on RecentChanges. Set to False to hide them.
show_section_numbers False show section numbers in headings by default
show_timings False show some timing values at bottom of a page
show_version False show moin's version at the bottom of a page
sistersites [] list of tuples ('WikiName', 'sisterpagelist_fetch_url')
sitename u'Untitled Wiki' Short description of your wiki site, displayed below the logo on each page, and used in RSS documents as the channel title [Unicode]
stylesheets [] List of tuples (media, csshref) to insert after theme css, before user css, see HelpOnThemes.
supplementation_page False if True, show a link to the supplementation page in the theme
supplementation_page_name u'Discussion' default name of the supplementation (sub)page [unicode]
supplementation_page_template u'DiscussionTemplate' default template used for creation of the supplementation page [unicode]
theme_default 'modern' the name of the theme that is used by default (see HelpOnThemes)
theme_force False if True, do not allow to change the theme
traceback_show True if True, show debug tracebacks to users when moin crashes
trail_size 20 Number of pages in the trail of visited pages


Variable name Default Description
notification_bot_uri None URI of the Jabber notification bot.
url_mappings {} lookup table to remap URL prefixes (dict of 'prefix': 'replacement'); especially useful in intranets, when whole trees of externally hosted documents move around
url_prefix_action None Use 'action' to enable action URL generation to be compatible with robots.txt. It will generate .../action/info/PageName?action=info then. Recommended for internet wikis.
url_prefix_local None used as the base URL for some Javascript - set this to a URL on same server as the wiki if your url_prefix_static points to a different server.
url_prefix_static '/moin_static181' used as the base URL for icons, css, etc. - includes the moin version number and changes on every release. This replaces the deprecated and sometimes confusing url_prefix = '/wiki' setting.

User Preferences related

Variable name Default Description
email_subscribed_events_default ...
jabber_subscribed_events_default []
quicklinks_default [] List of preset quicklinks for a newly created user accounts. Existing accounts are not affected by this option whereas changes in navi_bar do always affect existing accounts. Preset quicklinks can be removed by the user in the user preferences menu, navi_bar settings not.
subscribed_pages_default [] List of pagenames used for presetting page subscriptions for newly created user accounts.
tz_offset 0.0 default time zone offset in hours from UTC
userprefs_disabled [] Disable the listed user preferences plugins.

Users / User settings

Variable name Default Description
user_checkbox_defaults ... Defaults for user preferences, see /UserPreferences.
user_checkbox_disable [] Disable user preferences, see /UserPreferences.
user_checkbox_fields ... Describes user preferences, see /UserPreferences.
user_checkbox_remove [] Remove user preferences, see /UserPreferences.
user_email_unique True if True, check email addresses for uniqueness and don't accept duplicates.
user_form_defaults ...
user_form_disable [] list of field names used to disable user preferences form fields
user_form_fields ...
user_form_remove [] list of field names used to remove user preferences form fields
user_homewiki 'Self' interwiki name of the wiki where the user home pages are located (useful if you have many users). You could even link to nonwiki "user pages" if the wiki username is in the target URL.
user_jid_unique True if True, check Jabber IDs for uniqueness and don't accept duplicates.
user_transient_fields ... User object attributes that are not persisted to permanent storage (internal use).


Variable name Default Description
bang_meta True if True, enable !NoWikiName markup
caching_formats ['text_html'] output formats that are cached; set to [] to turn off caching (useful for development)
config_check_enabled False if True, check configuration for unknown settings.
default_markup 'wiki' Default page parser / format (name of module in MoinMoin.parser)
html_head '' Additional <HEAD> tags, see HelpOnThemes.
html_head_index ... Additional <HEAD> tags for some few index pages.
html_head_normal ... Additional <HEAD> tags for most normal pages.
html_head_posts ... Additional <HEAD> tags for POST requests.
html_head_queries ... Additional <HEAD> tags for requests with query strings, like actions.
language_default 'en' Default language for user interface and page content, see HelpOnLanguages.
language_ignore_browser False if True, ignore user's browser language settings, see HelpOnLanguages.
log_reverse_dns_lookups True if True, do a reverse DNS lookup on page SAVE. If your DNS is broken, set this to False to speed up SAVE.
log_timing False if True, add timing infos to the log output to analyse load conditions
mimetypes_embed ... mimetypes that can be embedded by the EmbedObject macro
mimetypes_xss_protect ... "content-disposition: inline" isn't used for them when a user downloads such attachments
refresh None refresh = (minimum_delay_s, targets_allowed) enables use of #refresh 5 PageName processing instruction, targets_allowed must be either 'internal' or 'external'
rss_cache 60 suggested caching time for RecentChanges RSS, in second
search_results_per_page 25 Number of hits shown per page in the search results
siteid 'default'

Xapian search

Configuration of the Xapian based indexed search, see HelpOnXapian.

Variable name Default Description
xapian_index_dir None Directory where the Xapian search index is stored (None = auto-configure wiki local storage)
xapian_index_history False True to enable indexing of non-current page revisions.
xapian_search False True to enable the fast, indexed search (based on the Xapian search library)
xapian_stemming False True to enable Xapian word stemmer usage for indexing / searching.

GrahamWidemanTest03 (last edited 2021-09-22 11:22:04 by DevaniCordero)