MediaWiki

Well I got MediaWiki Setup to help get our documentation here at work up to snuff with the rest of the world. We are using ton of folders with a bunch of word docs, pdfs, txt, etc. to keep our information. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I haven’t been able to get it done. So I stat down and installed and and got LDAP authentications setup. Here are a few links for ya.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MediaWiki – Basics on how to install it.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/AuthPlugin – You’ll need this extension to get the LDAP working.
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LDAPAuthentication/ADConfiguration_Examples – Get the LDAP extension from here.
http://ryandlane.com/wprdl/2009/06/16/using-the-ldap-authentication-plugin-for-mediawiki-the-basics-part-2/ – and this will show you some basic configs.

The only thing that took me some real digging was getting my AD account running as a Sysop and Bureaucrat. I added this to give all users rights to edit user rights then promptly took it off once I was in the correct groups.

$wgGroupPermissions['user']['userrights'] = true;

Enjoy!!

Update: I just wanted to share another link on how to only let authorized users access and use your wiki.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:SuperJamie/LDAPHOWTO – Super Jamie’s LDAP how to! Great advice.